IMA Talk: Rachel O’Reilly

WHEN : 5th November, 6:00pm
WHERE : Institute of Modern Art

Please join writer and curator Rachel O’Reilly for a screening and discussion titled ‘Prefigures of Divestment in the Feminist Cinemas of Extraction’, which traces different periodizations of mining’s labour image through the exemplary ideational and projective work of feminist artists, activists, and theorists.

O’Reilly is a poet, critic, independent curator and researcher whose work explores relationships between art and situated cultural practice, media and psychoanalysis, aesthetic philosophy and political economy. From 2004-08 she was a curator of film, video and new media at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. She has a background in comparative literature, and a Master (Cum Laude) in Media and Culture from the University of Amsterdam. Rachel is part of the ‘How to Do Things With Theory’ program at the Dutch Art Institute. From 2013-14 she was a researcher in residence of the Jan van Eyck Academie, NL. Her critical writing has been published by Cambridge Scholars Press, MIT Press, and Postcolonial Studies and in collaborative criticism e-books by the V2 Institute for Unstable Media, Rotterdam.

This event is free, and open to all.

Image credit: Uranium Hex, Sandra Lahire, w/ Jean Matthee and Anna Thew, 1987, 12mins Colour 16mm.