Territory Time



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‘Territory time’ is a maxim for life in the Northern Territory. Isolation and extreme seasons, particularly in the state’s northern capital, Darwin, limit one’s activities and daily achievements, and create a sense of time that is fluid, warped; marked by waiting. Waiting for the seasons to change, waiting for the next load of materials and supplies to be delivered. Like the puppet man’s hands, ‘Territory time’ controls the lives of residents, who must adopt an attitude of acceptance; a philosophy for surviving such difficult conditions.

“Not today, not tomorrow”. A social norm that defines tomorrow (and time) as ambiguous and undefinable: the day after today, the day after tomorrow, someday in the next week … never.

Featuring five Darwin-based sound and visual artists, Territory Time presents a collection of works created in response to, and within the constraints of, NT’s unique time zone. Far removed from the clichéd landscape photographs and aboriginal paintings geared to the tourist market, this immersive installation of nostalgic objects, expressive painting and spiritual soundscapes presents a wild, hidden side of the Territory, where mould persistently grows, threatening animals lurk and time escapes all structure.

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Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, Head Quarters, King and Wilson

Artist/s:

Siying Zhou, Rebecca Arbon, Joshua Bonson, Kris Keogh, Catherine McAvoy

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· Dates & Times ·

Special Event: Sleepover - An Overnight Sound Performance Kris Keogh · Saturday May 15 from 9:00PM

Head Quarters, 55 High Street, Northcote

Behind the Lupa store

Duration: All night. Sleepover is a 10-hour musical lullaby designed to be experienced while drifting in and out of sleep. Bring your pillow, sleeping bag, teddy bear and sweets, and spend a night in the gallery while the work is performed.

Opening Night · Saturday May 15 from 8:00PM

Head Quarters, 55 High Street, Northcote

Behind the Lupa store

Duration: One hour

Price: Free

Exhibition Times · Sunday May 16—Sunday May 30 from 12:00PM

Head Quarters, 55 High Street, Northcote

Behind the Lupa store

Duration: Until 6pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Price: Free



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