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VOLUNTEER CALL OUT: NICK CAVE: UNTIL

Join our volunteer team for Carriageworks’ new immersive installation NICK CAVE: UNTIL. Until is American artist Nick Cave’s most ambitious project to date. Comprised of thousands of found objects which together make us feel as if we have entered a rich sensory tapestry and stepped directly inside the belly of one of Cave’s iconic Soundsuits.

Nick Cave’s first Soundsuit, made out of twigs, was a direct response to the Rodney King beating, a visual image about social justice that was both brutal and empowering. Just as the violence around the Rodney King beating was the impetus to Cave’s early work, the death of men such as Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown drives his new imagery for Until. For Cave’s Carriageworks installation, Until — a play on the phrase ‘innocent until proven guilty’, or in this case ‘guilty until proven innocent’ he addresses issues of gun violence, gun control policy, race relations, and gender politics in America and its resonance across the world.

Cave has come to see himself as a messenger, endeavouring to coalesce communities and discuss important issues. ‘I view this work as an elaborate community forum, as much as a work of sculpture,’ notes Cave. As such Until at Carriageworks will become a stage for international and Australian artists who will create and present work and lead discussions in partnership with Sydney communities.

We invite you to be part of this unique invigilating opportunity.

The exhibition runs from 23 NOV 2018 – 3 MAR 2019

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IMAGE JAMES PRINZ PHOTOGRAPHY, 2016

 

VOLUNTEER CALL OUT: AWAVENA

Join our volunteer team for Awavena, a virtual reality film by Lynette Wallworth.

‘Awavena expands the boundaries of what immersive video can do.’ VICE – Nicole Clark

Awavena, the remarkable new Virtual Reality (VR) work by Emmy and AACTA award-winning artist and director Lynette Wallworth, which screened to international acclaim at the recent Venice International Film Festival, will have its Australian premiere at Carriageworks. Awavena is a true story with all the power of myth. It tells the story of Hushahu, the first woman Shaman of the Yawanawa, and of the radical reconfiguring of gender relations that takes place following her induction into the Yawanawa spiritual traditions, by the tribe’s spiritual leader Tata.

Tata, the 100 year old Shaman, had lived through slavery and survived the cultural destitution wrought by missionaries. He foresaw the challenges on the horizon for the diminished population of the Yawanawa and eventually came to believe that their future strength relied on power being shared with women. Emmy-winning Director Lynette Wallworth collaborated with the Indigenous story tellers of the Yawanawa tribe to create Awavena, using cutting edge VR technology to create the next generation of VR and mixed reality non-fiction experience. This immersive VR experience is designed to take two visitors at a time on a virtual journey into the spirit world, capturing fluorescent specimens in previously unseen colours from the forest world, experienced in VR.

We invite you to be part of this unique invigilating opportunity.

The installation runs from 17 NOV to 9 DEC 2018

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