IMA PodcastRachel O’Reilly, Que Kenny & Roxanne Highfold: Cultural Work Across Fracking Frontlines

Rachel O’Reilly, Que Kenny & Roxanne Highfold

Cultural Work Across Fracking Frontlines

7 November 2020

Why follow a border-crossing industry as it makes its way across Countries, and how do we refuse mining companies’ cultural work?

INFRACTIONS was made in the wake of the NT Scientific Inquiry into fracking and connects the Queensland and NT stories of approvals. Drilling and legal activism has commenced in the Beetaloo Basin following a brief period of rest and healing during the early days of the pandemic lockdown, while the Federal Government has since doubled down on planet-warming gas projects as a poor solution to pandemic economics. This panel will go beyond the making of the film and its return to the Central Desert in ways that continue storytelling around self-determination, water and climate matters.

INFRACTIONS is a travelling exhibition organised by the Institute of Modern Art. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

This panel discussion was held at Watch This Space, Alice Springs/Mparntwe, on the 7th of November 2020.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.