Moving beyond future colonialism

Mikhael Subotzky’s new film at SCAF stitches together South Africa, Australia and England in an epic tale of past, present and future colonialism.
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Film still from WYE, a new three channel work commissions by Sydney’s SCAF; supplied courtesy the artist

Walking into Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation’s (SCAF) latest exhibition, one is faced with blackness. After cautiously navigating through the space, beckoned by an emotive soundtrack, one arrives at a suite of low deck chairs arranged on sandy ground.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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