MOMENT: Screening + Artist Panel
Karrabing Film Collective
03.14.2019 | 7:00 pm

Tuan Andrew Nguyen,  The Island,  2017, 2048 x 1080p, color, 5.1 surround sound, 42mins. Courtesy of the artist and Páramo ,  Guadalajara/Mexico City/New York.

Please join us for an evening of screenings and conversation with the Karrabing Film Collective. Karrabing Film Collective is a grassroots indigenous media group from the Northern Territory of Australia that is revolutionizing the making of moving pictures at the intersection of art and activism. They have their own production process, work through innovative collaborations, and make films that question how we represent indigenous people and colonial histories in Australia and more broadly, the world.

Members of the Karrabing Film Collective that will be present include Gavin Bianamu, Rex Edmunds, Natasha Bigfoot Lewis, Cecilia Lewis, Angelina Lewis, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Aiden Sing, Kieran Sing, and Shannon Sing. The youngest member of the collective is 12 and the oldest is 70

Karrabing is having their first major museum show at MoMA opening next month, but 9 members of the collective are here in Los Angeles now, and we will be hosting a special screening and conversation with them on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7pm We will screen a selection of films and then the members will be in a conversation moderated by Kris Kuramitsu, TMR Deputy Director and Head of Program. We hope you will join us for this very special event. 

About the Karrabing Film Collective

Karrabing Film Collective is a grassroots Indigenous media group of over thirty members based in Australia's Northern Territories  They approach filmmaking as a mode of self-organisation and a means of investigating contemporary social conditions of inequality. Screenings and publications allow the Karrabing to develop their own unique artistic language and allow audiences to understand new forms of collective Indigenous agency. Their films represent their lives, create bonds with their land and intervene in global images of Indigeneity. At the root of their work is a deep commitment to challenge strategies of settler colonialism in Australia and beyond. Their films and installations have been exhibited at Contour Biennale, Mechelen, Belgium; Berlinale Forum Expanded; Hallucinations, Athens at documenta 14; Sydney Biennale; vdrome.org; e-flux supercommunity at the Venice Biennale; Doc’s Kingdom, Lisbon; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, and The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, among others. In March 2019, their first major museum show will open at MoMA PS1, New York.