Whether it’s screening challenging films, inviting fringe artists to speak, or hosting wild exhibitions from popular culture’s most cutting edge, ACMI has long been a place of provocation. That will amp up through September and October this year with an ideas and discussion panel series centred on the moving image and its ability to forge connection – or disconnection – in our world.
Highlights include The Best Medicine: Comedy Writing on Screen, which will see Alistair Baldwin (The Weekly with Charlie Pickering), Nayuka Gorrie (Black Comedy and SBS Comedy) and Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan (The Katering Show and Get Krack!n) answer the deceptively simple question, ‘How do you actually write a joke?’
Screen to Machine gathers adult film industry filmmakers and media and communications figures to discuss whether tech is enhancing or ending intimacy. And Moving Cities and Changing Communities will attempt to define the cost of human progress.
Elsewhere, Chinese-Australian Representation on Screen will ponder local diversity on our televisions and Body Politics and the Moving Image will discuss the impact diverse physical representation can have.
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