Presented by video artist Camila Galaz, Time, After Time is the outcome of a series of critical and practical workshops organised by publishing platform Free Association.
Workshop participants have been invited to re-perform historical events and archival documents to explore passages of cultural memory, inherited trauma, and the complexities of truth-telling.
Using source material ranging from historical events, familial archives, pop culture and other documents, the program will repurpose historical frames and narratives with the subjective voice to examine how history is embodied and translated through time.
Presented in partnership with Free Association and Schoolhouse Studios. Supported by the Molonglo Group.
Free Association is a platform for workshops, public programming and publishing through the expanded fields of fiction, poetry, critical theory, philosophy and art criticism. Each workshop series covers theory and practice, through group discussion, close reading, exercises, excursions, digressions, field work and practical workshopping. Students are assigned homework after each workshop to develop final works for presentation and publication.
Free Association is organised by Anita Spooner and Chantelle Mitchell.
Camila Galaz is a visual artist whose practice uses video, drawing, and installation to explore intimate connections to history and collective memory. Recent exhibitions in Melbourne include C3 Contemporary Art Space, BLINDSIDE, Seventh Gallery and KINGS Artist-Run. Galaz is the recipient of the 2018 MECCA M-Power Mentoring Scholarship from the National Gallery of Victoria and the 2019-2020 Australia Council EMPAC New York Residency. She is also a founding member of the performance art collective ‘The Band Presents’ (TBP), and co-ran the TBPHQ Art Space in Docklands, Melbourne from 2017-19.
Workshop documentation. Photo: Anita Spooner