Domino Theory

EXHIBITIONS / PAST

IF ON A TROPIC NIGHT

5 September - 11 October 2009

Who
All ages

Where
Casula Powerhouse
1 Casula Rd, Casula

When
5 September - 11 October

Launch
5 September, 5-7pm

Time
Monday - Sunday
10am - 5pm

Cost
Free

Info/Bookings
Phone (02) 9824 1121
or email reception

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If On A Tropic Night

If on a Tropic Night captures a curious moment in history: that of the rise and fall of Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos. Through video, sculpture and a large intricate flow chart on the floor, the work documents many of the people who took part in the Cold War politics that characterised his 14-year rule. CIA agents, General Douglas MacArthur, U.S. Presidents and Southeast Asian revolutionaries, torturers, cronies and surprisingly, the Beatles are featured. Marcos' career casts an extraordinary light on the interaction of centre and periphery in the global system of power. His flight from the palace, in the dark of the night, anticipated the end of the Cold War era.

Produced by artist collective The Boondocks, whose members are Robert Nery (coordinator), Gabrielle Finnane, and Simpson Tse, with associate artists Sebastian Oliveiro and Ngoc Minh Thi Nguyen.   

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Image Credits

Untitled,
Concept by Robert Nery,
Photography by Sebastian Oliveiro,
Set Design by Robert Nery and Ngoc Minh Thi Nguyen.