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19 Apr 2018 - 5 May 2018 | 9.00am - 4.30pm

Curated by Dr. Julie Louise Bacon.

Through a series of artworks installed in the Powerhouse’s Turbine Hall and Upper Turbine Gallery, and a Symposium on Tuesday, 1 May, this event explores how contemporary art and archival practices experiment with time and reimagine reality. Our experience of time is changing rapidly in the Network Ages, as technologies enable space to be crossed at phenomenal speeds, by bodies, images and information. The artists featured in The Habitat of Time invite us to consider the interaction of culture, technology and nature, exploring time embedded in landscape and industry, organic forms and our imaginary.

Symposium Tuesday 1 May 1.30-4pm
Exhibition Reception Tuesday 1 May 4-6pm

Since the 18th Century, scientists have used the term habitat to describe how the settings in which flora and fauna live change over time. The Habitat of Time Symposium asks, what happens if we switch the focus and envisage time itself as a habitat? Speakers highlight indigenous, ecological, aesthetic and political perspectives on time, drawing on their wide-ranging experiences of art making, curating and archives in Australia and overseas.

Speakers include:
Professor Ian McLean, Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art History, University of Melbourne
Dr Josh Wodak, lecturer and researcher at UNSW Art & Design
Dr Julie Louise Bacon, lecturer and researcher at UNSW Art & Design
Lizzy Marshall, Acting Curator, Casula Powerhouse

Featured Artists
Harun Farocki | James Geurts | Julie Louise Bacon | Nicholas Mangan
Justy Phillips & Margaret Woodward (A Published Event) | Cameron Robbins | Josh Wodak

This event is part of an international research initiative led by Dr Julie Louise Bacon at UNSW Art & Design in collaboration with Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in the UK.

The symposium and exhibition reception are free events - please register to help with logistics and catering.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration9-5pm on weekdays
9-4:30pm on

AgesAll ages

CostFree admission

Phone02 8711 7123


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