RELICS FROM ANOTHER REALM
WHAT IF WE COULD SHARE KNOWLEDGE BETWEEN DIMENSIONS & INTERACT WITH ARTEFACTS FROM PARALLEL WORLDS?
Image credit: Safdar Ahmed
Discover a collection of curiosities and artefacts: some shared across dimensions, others marking alternatively climatic, political, institutional, technological, natural and social evolutions. Each of them designed to empower you to engage with forgotten and pivotal histories and reframe what is possible.
Featuring artefacts and curiosities of all shapes, sizes and forms, this event is free and is a must for anyone with an interest in histories, social justice, climate change and fairer and democratic futures for all.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this work contains the names, images and voices of people now passed and resting in the Dreaming.
Daz Chandler - Producer, Contributing Writer and Contributing Artist
Safdar Ahmed - Contributing Writer and Contributing Artist
Eloise Chandler - Archival & Transdisciplinary Researcher and Contributing Writer
Warren Armstrong - Contributing Writer and Contributing Artist
Ahmed Salama - Contributing Artist
Chris Bonney - Contributing Artist
[MAFA] Melbourne Artists For Asylum - Contributing Artist
Amal abu Srour - Contributing Artist
Edwin Montgomery - Contributing Artist
Anna Held & Bron Belcher - Associate Producers
Wednesday, 29th November - Friday, 1st December, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
*Join us for a light refreshment and artist's talk on Wednesday evening from 5.30pm
The old Coburg Station building at the new Coburg Train Station directly behind Schoolhouse Studios.
Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country, Kulin Nation AKA Coburg, VIC
Content and Sensory Warning:
This exhibition contains complex themes and paradigm-altering experiences.
The old Coburg Station building is accessible via a ramp as well as stairs.
The front doors are automatic and when open are at least 2 metres wide.
The floor is flat and suitable for most wheelchairs and other mobility aids. There are no internal stairs.
Assistance animals are welcome (drinking water provided on request).
The bathroom is located within the main space and is wheelchair accessible.
As part of this experience, we have compiled a list of recommended reading materials written by thinkers who exist / have existed in our realities. These books will be available to flick through as part of this exhibition and we also invite you to take some time to explore them here. They each differ dramatically in theme, genre and scope but all offer pages of extraordinary, perspective-changing knowledges and exhilarating ideas (and provide insights into some of our approaches in curating this work).
Supported by Merri-Bek City Council & Schoolhouse Studios for FUTURE ARCHIVES,
part of The Coburg Conversation.
The Parallel Effect acknowledges and pays respect to Traditional Custodians and Elders of all nations and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of all First Nations peoples.