IMAGE: Polly Stanton, The Spectral Field (2017)
Spectral Ecologies explores the social, material and environmental ecology of the Mallee through the idea of the “cinematic” by exploring the ways that the changing technologies and ecologies of cinema enable us to see, to experience and to engage with the region. The project included a series of research trips, including public events as well as the production and exhibition of new work by artists Sam Nightingale and Polly Stanton.
For those unable to get to Mildura to see the exhibition, and for those that did (thank you) and who would like another look – we are happy to share some documentation of the exhibition. There is also a small publication of the project that is available from Mildura Arts Centre. It has been a great pleasure working on Spectral Ecologies over the last two years, and we are very grateful to Mildura Arts Centre for hosting and supporting our exhibition during April through to mid-June 2017 and for the Nulty family and all the others that shared their story of cinema-going in the Mallee.
Spectral Ecologies included an exhibition at Mildura Arts Centre and free public events in Ouyen, Robinvale and Mildura. These events included cinema memory swaps and cinema walks led by the artist, Sam Nightingale.
Please take a look at the Spectral Ecologies exhibition documentation below. Further information about the project and individual artists’ work can be found on the Spectral Ecologies section of the website.