Water Mirrors organised by Vivian Ziherl of Frontier Imaginaries in conjunction with the opening Karrabing Film Collective’s exhibition The Mermaids: Mirror Worlds at the IMA. Moderated by Ziherl, the event will include contributions from artists Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, Karrabing Film Collective, and Rachel O’Reilly.
Inspired by a central motif in Karrabing’s latest film, The Mermaids: Mirror Worlds, this event examines the warping of perceptions and inherent paradoxes of representation in the settler-colonial present. Karrabing members will reflect on their futurist sci-fi film that touches on contemporary issues such as fracking and chemical manufacturing.
The IMA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments. The IMA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia.
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.