Transfield, Mandatory Detention, and the Biennale of Sydney

Article by Zanny Begg and Ahmet Ögüt published in Afterimage, 42(2):4-7 31 Aug 2014

The 19th Biennale of Sydney (BoS): You Imagine What You Desire, opened on March 21, 2014, overshadowed by weeks of controversy over its founding sponsor Transfield, an Australia-based multinational corporation that recently secured a $1.22 billion AUD contract for operations on its Manus Island (Papua New Guinea), and Nauru mandatory detention centers.




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Zanny Begg lives in Bulli, on Dharawal land, and is an artist and film maker who is interested in hidden and contested history/ies. She works with film, drawing and installation to explore ways in which we can live and be in the world differently: this has included working with macro-political themes, such as alte-globalization protests, and in micro-political worlds, such as with kids in a maximum security prison.

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