Terror Nullius

Wednesday, April 10, 3:15 PM

Terror Nullius
Directors: Soda Jerk
Experimental, Australia, 55 min.

Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. It works entirely within and against the official archive, in order to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, Terror Nullius is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hyper-masculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonizing myth of Terra Nullius.

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The Courser
Director: Lisa Truttmann
Experimental, Austria, 13 min.

As a sculptural reference to its art historical comrades, “The Courser” is a transient reminder of Muybridge’s early moving image studies and the physical aspects of human presence in the speed of a loud, constructed, moving image world.