Channels and Spells

Techno Dumb Show Andrea Eloise 2
Still: John Gillies and Sydney Front

Dates & Session Times

Thursday 19 Oct - 6:00pm
Friday 20 Oct - 10:00am
Saturday 21 Oct - 10:00am
Sunday 22 Oct - 10:00am
Wednesday 25 Oct - 10:00am
Thursday 26 Oct - 10:00am
Friday 27 Oct - 10:00am
Saturday 28 Oct - 10:00am
Sunday 29 Oct - 10:00am


Bay 19, Carriageworks Sydney

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh


Featured Artists
Stephen Cummins
Peter Callas
Derek Kreckler
John Gillies & Sydney Front
Eugenia Raskopoulos
Adrienne Doig
Tracey Moffatt
Denis Beaubois
Ronnie van Hout
Tony Schwensen
Monika Tichacek & Emma Price
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Salote Tawale

Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Channels and Spells

Channels and Spells surveys the important role PSpace has played in supporting and presenting innovative film and video work throughout its 40-year history. Taking cues from Video Spell, a four-part exhibition series curated by Blair French during 2003–04 at PSpace, Channels and Spells engages with diverse approaches to the performative in video work. 

Fourteen single-channel videos cast an archival spell as they are carefully selected to preserve and evoke the essence of the past. Changing thematic preoccupations are traced alongside an evolution of the analogue-to-digital technologies used over time. Shifting perspectives on identity politics, the body, language, time, and place are animated through performance and persona and writ large through projection and screen. Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham to evoke an immersive atmosphere composed from the fragments of their originating video performance installations, Channels and Spells offers a strange and otherworldly experience that still feels familiar; a vestige of this world and of our shared history.

Content Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

Ticketing: FREE

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. Films supplied courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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