As the federal election looms, Documentary Meets returns to Composite this month with a timely screening of INFRACTIONS (2019), directed by settler artist Rachel O’Reilly in dialogue with Indigenous activists and cultural workers on the frontline of the campaign against fracking in the Northern Territory.
Initially presented as a feature-length video installation, INFRACTIONS traces the Indigenous-led resistance to the encroachment of Australian, British and US mining companies on the region. The final work of O’Reilly’s creative research project The Gas Imaginary (2013-19), the documentary uses an experimental splitscreen form to illustrate how the colony – being Australia, as a frontrunner in the export of fossil fuels – has pressurised the NT in reckless pursuit of its own interests, undermining Aboriginal land rights, the cultural significance of key sites, and the ecological well-being of historic food bowls and waterways. The educators, artists, academics, and community leaders spearheading this anti-fracking movement share their knowledge and bolster climate justice solidarity, refusing to partake in the aspirations of mining projects and fossil capitalism.
Join us at Composite on the evening of Thursday, May 26th to consider and celebrate big ‘FRACK OFF’ energy.
Image credit: Video Still, Borroloola National Day of Action for Climate, in ‘INFRACTIONS’, 2019, 1:03:00, HD video, split screen with text, Dolby 5.1. Dir. Rachel O’Reilly. www.infractionsdocumentary.net
Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.
The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.
Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.