Make Art After Dark your new mid-week meet up. 

Every Wednesday throughout the exhibition from 5–9 pm you can experience the 23rd Biennale of Sydney at Barangaroo late into the night alongside a variety of weekly programs inspired by the works and themes of rīvus.

Stay the whole night and experience everything or choose your own adventure. Gather and walk with friends, participate in performance and watch cutting-edge contemporary films from around the world. 

Grab a drink at the bar with P&V Wines or at Galleria Campari and grab a burger at Mary’s in The Cutaway.

Art After Dark – Counter Mapping

Dates & Times
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

5–9 pm

Counter Mapping is a decolonising action. It is a practice that resists dominant narratives, power structures and accepted histories of place. Counter Mapping activates an alternative view of the landscape, communities, uses and relations. It moves beyond borders, boundaries and the form, as well as Eurocentric modes of charting and documenting space.

6.45–7.15 pm – Assembly (livestream performance) with Ifor and Stefanos – Weaponizing a River
This audio documentary investigates the Evros / Meriç / Martisa river – the “land” border of the EU between Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria – as a technologised border nature. Braiding text with interviews, hydrophone and field recordings, ‘Weaponizing a River’ considers the expanded water environment – characterized by regular flooding, unregulated pollution, mud, cold and deadly velocities – produced at the border of the EU.

7–7.45 pm – Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari  (live music)
Campari has collaborated with Sydney musician and composer Megan Alice Clune to bring you Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari. Megan has curated a 13 week program of experimental, ambient and new classical music from both emerging and established Sydney/NSW musicians that will be framed with projections by artist, Carla Zimbler.  Join us in Galleria Campari and experience the diverse landscape of Sydney and NSW music alongside mesmerising projections. 

Performance by Loose-y Crunché starts at 7.15 pm.

7.45 pm – Projector (film)

Children of Unquiet
15 mins
Director: Mikhail Karikis

Children of Unquiet was created with a group of children living in a volcanically active region in Tuscany where the world’s first sustainable energy power plant was built. Karikis orchestrates a children’s take-over of an industrial village which was abandoned due to unemployment caused by the automation of the geothermal power plant.

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The Waterhouse at Barangaroo (Level 1)
Knowledge Holders (talk)
Assembly (performance)
Projector (film)

The Cutaway at Barangaroo (Ground Level)
Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari (live music)
Mary’s and P&V

Free – including all programs and exhibition entry

Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari is free to attend, no bookings required

The Biennale of Sydney strives to make all events accessible. You can advise us of your access requirements when booking online, by email or calling our box office on 02 8484 8702.

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9 am–4 pm
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Participant Biographies

Ifor Duncan

Ifor Duncan is a writer and inter-disciplinary researcher focusing on political violence and watery ecosystems. He is postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Humanities at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, has a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.

Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis’s work in moving image, sound and other media is exhibited in leading contemporary art biennials and museums. Through collaborations with communities and (in recent years) with children, teenagers, young adults and people with disabilities, Karikis develops socially-embedded projects that rouse the potential to imagine possible or desired sustainable futures of self-determination.

Stefanos Levidis

Stefanos Levidis is a researcher and visual practitioner focusing on the entanglement of border violence with the natural environment. He is a project coordinator at Forensic Architecture, where he oversees the agency’s work on borders and migration, and holds a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths.

Loose-y Crunché

Loose-y Crunché aka Lucy Cliché aka Lucy Phelan is a Sydney (Gadigal) based musician, sound artist and DJ who explores and expands on intersections between techno, industrial and looser experimental, ambient electronic sounds. Lucy has been critical force in the Australian musical underground for more than 15 years, with an impressive list of live performances, collaborations and record releases to her name. Lucy’s musical outputs are ever-evolving yet uniquely her own, unified by a brazen and spirited approach to music production.

Thom van Dooren

is a field philosopher and writer at the University of Sydney and the University of Oslo. He is the author of numerous books on the philosophy and ethics of species extinction, including A World in a Shell: Snail Stories for a Time of Extinctions (forthcoming, 2022).