FarNearFutureNow is showing from 28 March to 8 May at the John Curtin Gallery as part of the Energaia exhibition. The creative documentary is projected upwards from a television screen and reflected into holographic form via a transparent pyramid. Juxtaposing scales and genres, the work addresses Australia’s Long-term Emissions Reduction Plan (Australian Government, 2021) while demonstrating the dogged persistence of colonial space in science fiction and planetary crisis. The work by me, Raymond Grenfell, Hafizur Rahaman (above left), Maureen Boyle and Richard Eames explores representations of energy transformation as disruptive trans-scaler encounters. Mimicking the holographic plea by Princess Leia of the Rebel Alliance in Star Wars (Lucas, 1977), FarNearFutureNow appeals for viewer agency in a struggle against planetary destruction. In this holographic projection, a cosmic zoom into Ngarluma country is cut short by the transmission of future energy plans which are, in turn, disrupted by members of Extinction Rebellion and their appeals for immediate action.
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