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Episode 29: Soda_Jerk in conversation

Artists Soda_Jerk in conversation with Esther Anatolitis about their most recent work 'Terror Nullius' and seizing culture as an act of political resistance.

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Soda_Jerk. Image courtesy of the artists.

'If we are going to change that reality we are going to have to get better at working with images,  and working with our own generative fictions to come up with our own stuff otherwise other people are just going to shape the world into a world that I don’t want to live in'  Soda_Jerk


Soda_Jerk sits down with Esther Anatolitis in the NAVA office to talk about their most recent and controversial work, 'Terror Nullius, a political revenge fable in three acts'. The artists discuss their approach to making work as a seizing and hacking of culture as an act of political resistance and solidarity. 


The conversation explores the relationship between art and capital, the precarity of being an artist in Australia, and copyright and fair use. 

Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective who work at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction.

'Terror Nullius' screened at ACMI earlier this year, and has upcoming screenings at Queensland Film Festival, Darwin Festival and in Canberra. Check screening times on their website.


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