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30 August 2024, 12:00pm6:30pm
Cost$20 (Standard admission), $15 (Concession and Paid Members admission), Free (BLACKTIX)
Bookings Bookings required
Location Conversation Quarter
State Library Victoria

Cutting-edge Eora arts collective SOFT CENTRE makes its long-awaited Narrm debut with SUPERMODEL, an expansive three-day program of ecstatic performances, deep-dive keynotes, screenings and workshops unfolding at State Library Victoria from 29-31 August.

Day 2 of SOFT CENTRE’s SUPERMODEL continues with intellectual and artistic discovery in the Conversation Quarter, featuring forward-thinking keynotes, screenings, guided listening sessions and artist roundtables.

Highlights include acclaimed media theorist McKenzie Wark, returning to Australia for the first time in 10 years, in a keynote exploring fictions of ‘selfhood’. DeForrest Brown Jr. [ex-USA] envisions Afrofuturism as a ‘high-tech soulful operating system’, Rowan Savage outlines a postcolonial language practice through kinship with more-than-human intelligences and Jessika Khraznik [LBN] shares her innovative approach to knowledge preservation, open-source media repositories and community building.

The screening program includes Palestinian filmmaker Firas Shehadeh [PS], Murri multidisciplinary artist Tahlia Palmer, digital polyglot Meriem Bennani [MAR], The Extreme Self author Shumon Basar [UK] and POSTPOSTPOST co-founder Ruba Al-Sweel [USA] + more to be announced.

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Presented by SOFT CENTRE. Commissioned and presented by State Library Victoria and Now or Never.


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