The borderpanic project brings together artists and thinkers working on current preoccupations with geopolitical and metaphorical borders. Borderpanic is a co-production of the Performance Space, Sydney, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Next Five Minutes 5, Amsterdam.
]Symposium + Tactical Media Lab
21-22 September $60/50(members)/$35
The Museum of Contemporary Art,
Circular Quay / George Street side, Sydney.
Bookings: 9252 4044.
DAY ONE: 2-6pm Southern Function Room, Museum of
An informal lab environment for exchange between media
makers, artists and speakers including presentations and workshops.
Invited participants include RAC, V.I.S.A.S., No-one is illegal, boat-people.org,
Urban Theatre Projects and more, who will briefly present regional political/cultural
statements on troubled border issues.
DAY TWO: 11am- 5pm Amex Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art
Formal lectures and presentations. Past, present, future: cultural response.
Introduction from MCA Director Elizabeth Ann MacGregor, with speakers:
Cathy Craigie - Independent writer and head of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Ghassan Hage - author Phobic Disorders (forthcoming).
Julian Burnside QC - founder of spareroomsforrefugees.
Nikos Papastergiadis - The Australia Centre For Ideas, University of Melbourne.
Suvendrini Perera - School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University.
PUBLIC BRAINSTORM FINALE: How can we respond to the xenophobia emergency?
] contact curators: Zina Kaye or Deborah Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org