from There are terrestrial landscapes on my bed series
Colour digital video, LED TV, 1 min loop
Yoshua Okón’s Octopus 2011 is a two-screen video work by the Mexican artist Yoshua Okón.
In a provocation typical of Okón’s practice, he films a group of Guatemalan men in the parking lot of a Home Depot in California – a place where they and other undocumented workers gather to seek manual labouring work such as gardening – with the men performing the coordinated movements they were trained in as fighters, amongst unsuspecting shoppers and their cars.
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SANAA ferry terminal in Naoshima Island
Accounts of a Nuclear Whistleblower is a documentary that uncovers Australia’s dark history of nuclear testing. Avon Hudson describes the atomic tests undertaken by the British Government within the area of Maralinga, SA, in the 1950’s and 60s.
The film is an important reminder of this seemingly forgotten chapter of Australian history. Covertly undertaken at the time, these tests had devastating physical and social effects on the Maralinga Tjarutja people, citizens of the towns surrounding the test site, as well as members of the Royal Australian Air Force. Accounts of a Nuclear Whistleblower returns to Maralinga to explore this nuclear history that continues to echo into the present day, utilising archival footage and extensive interviews with Nuclear Activist and Whistleblower Avon Hudson.
“What Avon knew, and was prepared to tell publicly about Maralinga, contributed to the establishment of the Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia (1984-85). This Royal Commission, ultimately, led to the Australian Government paying the Maralinga Tjarutja people 13.5 million dollars in compensation.”
– (Jessie Boylan, Photographer)