TERROR NULLIUS: A Film by Soda Jerk
Sun 24 Sep 2023
NUspace Theatre, Ground Floor, Cnr Hunter and Auckland Streets, Newcastle
Free registration here
View the screening of TERROR NULLIUS at NUspace Theatre, as part of the NEW ANNUAL festival in Newcastle.
Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, TERROR NULLIUS is a political revenge fable that offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. Binding together a documentary impulse with the bent plot lines of Australian film texts, Soda Jerk’s revisionist history opens a wilful narrative space where cinema fictions and historical facts permeate each other in new ways. The apocalyptic desert camps of Mad Max 2 become the site of refugee detention, flesh-eating sheep are recast as anti-colonial insurgents and a feminist motorcycle gang goes vigilante on Mel Gibson.
Soda Jerk is a duo who are fundamentally interested in the politics of images: how they circulate, whom they benefit and how they can be undone. They work with sample-based video at the intersection of rogue documentary film and speculative fiction.
Sunday 24 September, 4.30–5.30pm
NUspace Theatre, Newscastle