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 – Speculative Futures (water futures)
Dates & Times
Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Speculative Futures offers an invitation to propel your mind forward, to conceive of an alternative way of being with and in the world. To speculate on the impact of our present-day realities on the health of the future. It is a reminder that change is imminent and necessary.
5.30 pm – Gathering (walk) with Georgina Reid
Meet at Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay Arts Precinct and walk together to The Cutaway at Barangaroo. Tide: A metaphor, a reality, a quiet force that shapes lives, places, worlds. This session is a contemplative exploration of what it means to be a body of water, what it means to be tidal. Rise and fall, push and pull, empty and full. We’ll wander, write, ponder. We’ll surrender to the pull of the tide.
6–6.45 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 Low Flung starts at 6.15 pm.
6–6.30 pm – Knowledge Holders (talk) with Struggles for Sovereignty
Struggles for Sovereignty centre decolonial ecologies, working from an understanding that the global ecological crisis is tied to colonial, imperialist, and capitalist knowledge systems; and that racism, pandemic, and climate crisis are symptoms of these same root causes. As communities in the Global South face increasingly harsher realities as a result of climate change, agrarian struggles for land, water and food sovereignty are a frontline in resisting the destruction of our planet, and key for sharing and learning the situated knowledge needed to build alternative futures.
6.45–7.15 pm – Assembly (livestream performance) Himali Singh Soin, Subcontinentment
Subcontinentment is a manifesto that stems from Himali Singh Soin’s fieldwork in the polar circles where she was confronted with her alienness as a brown body in a landscape commonly used for outer-space simulation experiments. As part of a series of fictional ice archives, south asian futurism, renamed Subcontinentment, anti-chronicles the geopoetic links between the poles and the subcontinent. Assembly will feature a screening of Subcontinentment with a live audio component.
7.30 pm – Projector (film)
ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018)
Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.
Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay Arts Precinct
The Waterhouse at Barangaroo (Level 1)
Knowledge Holders (talk)
The Cutaway at Barangaroo (Ground Level)
Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari (live music)
Programs for Art After Dark in March are free, registration is essential
Exhibition entry is free
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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Low Flung is the long-standing project of Sydney based visual artist Danny Wild. Equally influenced by dub’s sense of space and the rolling expanse of the Australian landscape, Danny fuses field recordings and organic instruments with synthesized soundscapes and buoyant digi basslines to create music that offers an uncanny evocation of place and a keen spatial awareness.
Georgina Reid lives and works amongst she-oaks on the banks of Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River. She’s a writer and the founding editor of Wonderground, a biannual print journal exploring questions of nature, culture and care, and The Planthunter digital platform. Her work and ideas are deeply influenced by the tidal landscape she calls home.
Himali Singh Soin
Himali Singh Soin works across text, performance and moving image. She utilises metaphors from the natural environment to construct speculative cosmologies that reveal non-linear entanglements between human and non-human life. Her poetic methodology explores the myriad technologies of knowing, from scientific to intuitional, indigenous and alchemical processes. Her inspirations include the ancient Stoics and contemporary literature, travel diaries and ancient diagrams. In the face of extinction, her work insists on resurgence.
Struggles for Sovereignty
Struggles for Sovereignty: Land, Water, Farming, Food (SFS) is a collective platform focusing on the intersections of social and ecological justice, based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The collective develop programs both online and offline that bring together communities working from the fields of art, food, farming, land rights, indigenous (“adat”) and ecological activism to share their work and contexts with each other and the public. See more on their website here: www.strugglesforsovereignty.net.