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.