The City of Ladies opens at The National

The City of Ladies opens at MCA The City of Ladies, in all its 300,000 variations is on display at The Museum of Contemporary Art 30 March – 18 June 2017 as part of The National: New Australian Art. Each 20 minutes the film is randomly generated from a pool of files creating new story combinations andContinue reading “The City of Ladies opens at The National”

Cartography of Imagined Places – Nothing else but cant

Nothing else but cant, instructions to Anya Rosen for a paired work for the Cartography of Imagined Places, a project between New York and Sydney, curated by Alex Wisser and Sarah Breen-Lovett (Sydney) and Jill O’Bryan (New York). New York, January, 1916, Emma Goldman delivers a lecture advocating a women’s right to control her fertility. SheContinue reading “Cartography of Imagined Places – Nothing else but cant”

1001 Nights in Fairfield wins award

1001 Nights in Fairfield was announced as the winner of the 2016  Incinerator Art Award: Art For Social Change last night at the opening of the annual exhibition at the Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. Zanny Begg received $10,000, half of which she will share with the Choir of Love, the subjects of the film. The awardContinue reading “1001 Nights in Fairfield wins award”

Disruptive Film: Everyday Resistance to Power Vol 1

This extraordinary collection informs and inspires. Spanning the history of cinema it demonstrates the remarkable power of film to engage, move, provoke and contend. It’s a vital reference tool and instructive resource – Bill Nichols. Disruptive Film Everyday Resistance to Power Vol 1, curated by Ernie Larsen and Sherry Millner has been released. A greatContinue reading “Disruptive Film: Everyday Resistance to Power Vol 1”

Werner Herzog Doesn’t Dream

Werner Herzog doesn’t dream, a condition that might explain his daunting output of films. He postulates that the nighttime void is compensated by ideas for films that light up like imaginary projections he can capture into rapid-fire scripts and screenplays. His latest feature film, Queen of the Desert, was written in 5 days with noContinue reading “Werner Herzog Doesn’t Dream”

1001 Nights In Fairfield shortlisted for Blake Prize

1001 Nights in Fairfield has been shortlisted for the Blake Prize for Religious Art at Casula Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 2016. In the lead up to the prize the film has been in the media, below is an article in the Australian, December 9, 2015 and the Fairfield Advance, December 9. 1001 Nights in Fairfield, refugeeContinue reading “1001 Nights In Fairfield shortlisted for Blake Prize”

Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century

Peter Weibel has put together an impressive anthology of activist art for ZKM. The book is huge and full of great projects and artists. There is a little feature on Zanny Begg in the chapter on How to Do Activism. Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century Edited by Peter Weibel ZKM Press MITContinue reading “Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century”

Blowing Concrete Bubbles

RMIT Design Hub Forum: Melbourne In the early 1970s, the New South Wales Department of Public Works invited Italian architect Dante Bini to Sydney to demonstrate his innovative building techniques, which involoved using air as a primary building material. Prior to visiting Sydney, Bini had wowed radical architectural circles with his ‘architectural happenings’; live performative inflations of concrete bubbles. HisContinue reading “Blowing Concrete Bubbles”

Dante Bini Interviewed by Kids

Stills from How to Blow up a Bubble that Won’t Burst, single channel DVD, 2015, Zanny Begg In 1974 three Binishells were erected at Narrabeen North Public School. The concrete domes were designed by Dante Bini, an Italian architect, bought to Sydney by the NSW Department of Public Works. The Binishells popped up from theContinue reading “Dante Bini Interviewed by Kids”