Territory Time

‘Territory time’ is a maxim for life in the Northern Territory. Isolation and extreme seasons, particularly in the state’s northern capital, Darwin, limit one’s activities and daily achievements, and create a sense of time that is fluid, warped; marked by waiting.

Art Exhibition previously on at 2010 Next Wave Festival in High St, Northcote precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Sunday 16 May 2010 to Sunday 30 May 2010
Launch Saturday 15 May 2010, From 9:00PM - All Night Sleepover Sound Performance

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Published by 2010 Next Wave Festival on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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Waiting for the seasons to change, waiting for the next load of materials and supplies to be delivered. Like the puppet man’s hands, ‘Territory time’ controls the lives of residents, who must adopt an attitude of acceptance; a philosophy for surviving such difficult conditions.

“Not today, not tomorrow”. A social norm that defines tomorrow (and time) as ambiguous and undefinable: the day after today, the day after tomorrow, someday in the next week … never.

Featuring five Darwin-based sound and visual artists, Territory Time presents a collection of works created in response to, and within the constraints of, NT’s unique time zone. Far removed from the clichéd landscape photographs and aboriginal paintings geared to the tourist market, this immersive installation of nostalgic objects, expressive painting and spiritual soundscapes presents a wild, hidden side of the Territory, where mould persistently grows, threatening animals lurk and time escapes all structure.

Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, Head Quarters

Venue
Head Quarters, 55 High Street, Northcote
Behind the Lupa store
Duration: Until 6pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Price: Free

Special Event
Sleepover – An Overnight Sound Performance Kris Keogh · Saturday May 15 from 9:00PM
Head Quarters, 55 High Street, Northcote
Behind the Lupa store
Duration: All night. Sleepover is a 10-hour musical lullaby designed to be experienced while drifting in and out of sleep. Bring your pillow, sleeping bag, teddy bear and sweets, and spend a night in the gallery while the work is performed.