Katrina Sedgwick is the Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), a major national cultural institution located at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square. Previously, she has been the head of arts for ABC TV and ABC Arts online, and the founding director and CEO of the Adelaide Film Festival.
Soda_Jerk awarded the $100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission
Soda_Jerk announced as winner of IPMIC 3
Following the first two critically acclaimed exhibitions resulting from the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (IPMIC), the third $100,000 commission in the ten-year program for new works by mid-career Australian artists has been awarded to the two very talented Australian artists who form the video sampling collective Soda_Jerk.
Soda_Jerk has been awarded the prize from a field of impressive candidates vying for the prestigious visual art commission – an initiative of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust (IPCT) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
The commission will make possible a new work, 'Terror Nullius', which will have its world premiere at ACMI in 2018.
IPMIC No. 3
The IPMIC Judging Panel comprises experts including curators, filmmakers and producers.
Annette Blonski is a freelance script editor and script consultant to a number of government film funding agencies and independent producers, writers and directors. She has script edited award-winning feature films, shorts and documentaries including My Tehran for Sale, What I Have Written, Stranded, Life, Eternity, and Delivery Day. She has been a member of the board of Film Victoria and the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
José Da Silva is the Head of the Australian Cinémathèque at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). His curatorial work explores the role of the moving image in reconceptualising our understanding of contemporary visual culture and has curated exhibitions and cinema projects at QAGOMA since 2006.
Da Silva has curated such QAGOMA exhibitions as David Lynch: Between Two Worlds (2015) and comprehensive retrospectives of the work of Pedro Almodóvar, Theo Angelopoulos, Peter Greenaway, Patricio Guzmán, Derek Jarman and Christoph Schlingensief.
Amanda Duthie is the CEO and director of the Adelaide Film Festival. Duthie was a producer at SBS Television (The Movie Show with Margaret and David, among others) before joining ABC TV as Head of Comedy, Arts and Entertainment where she commissioned numerous Australian television productions.
Hannah Mathews is a Melbourne-based curator with a particular interest in contemporary practice and arts advocacy. She has held curatorial positions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne (2008-16) and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2005-07) among others, as well as completing international curatorial residencies. Hannah is currently Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and teaches curatorial studies at RMIT University.
Gideon Obarzanek is a director, choreographer and currently Artistic Associate with the Melbourne Festival, Chair of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and board member of Critical Path, a choreographic research centre based in Sydney.
Gideon founded dance company Chunky Move in 1995 and was CEO and Artistic Director until 2012. He is currently guest choreographer with the Sydney Dance Company. Most recently, he worked with Closer Productions, the Sydney Dance Company and ACMI to create the virtual relation dance film, Stuck in the Middle with You.
Special Advisor to the Judging Panel
Lady [Primrose] Potter AC is a Trustee of The Ian Potter Cultural Trust. She is a passionate supporter of the Arts and has held a long list of offices iwth major arts institutions including Patron of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Director of The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University, Honorary Life Member of the National Gallery Victoria and was Founding Benefactor of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lady Potter is also patron and an active member of several leading performing arts companies and community welfare organisations.