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Critical Mass brings together artists, performers, musicians, dancers, writers and thinkers whose works seek to divert established pathways and political narratives. Critical Mass is a festival within a festival - a place for decentring, agitating, questioning and dissolving the boundaries of form.

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Code Switch

  • Blak Dot Gallery 33 Saxon Street Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

Code Switch situates itself at the intersection of Indigenous knowledge, exchange and embodiment.

Curated by Moorina Bonini (Yorta Yorta/Woiwurrung), and Tyson Campbell (Ngati Maniapoto/Te Rarewa) who selected artists under the theme Code Switch:

Alternative knowledge systems are currently gaining cultural capital, and we are witnessing the art academy actively courting Indigenous knowledge systems into its fold as a form of “decolonising”. We might ask: is it decolonising or recolonising? 

To decolonise is a continued project of the Anglo-Celtic value system. Therefore it is imperative to ask: who benefits from the labour of such research?

We are interested in how alternative knowledge systems can be employed beneficially in artistic research, while considering the implications and ethics in the turn towards Indigenous knowledge systems within the art academy.

Artists: Ashley Perry, Megan Cope, James Tylor, Bronte Perry, Gabi Briggs, Quishille Charan and Tamsen Hopkinson.


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Earlier Event: September 13
The Convoy and The Oracle
Later Event: September 14
Code Switch Artist Talks