INFRACTIONS is an artistic documentary in dialogue with Indigenous cultural workers in the north of Australia resisting a shale gas (fracking) frontier. Rachel O’Reilly turns the camera towards the grave threats the industry poses to local ecosystems, communities and water knowledge held in “songlines”.
The film features musician/community leader Dimakarri ‘Ray’ Dixon (Mudburra); painter/community leader Jack Green, also winner of the the 2015 Peter Rawlinson Conservation Award (Garawa, Gudanji); musician/community leader Gadrian Hoosan (Garrwa, Yanyuwa); ranger Robert O’Keefe (Wambaya), educators Juliri Ingra and Neola Savage (Gooreng Gooreng); community worker and law student Que Kenny (Western Arrarnta); musician Cassie Williams (Western Arrarnta); the Sandridge Band; and Professor Irene Watson (Tanganekald, Meintangk Bunganditj) contributor to the draft UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 1990-1994.
The KW Production Series was initiated in 2018 by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in collaboration with OUTSET Germany_Switzerland and the Julia Stoschek Collection. It is produced by Mason Leaver-Yap, KW’s Associate Curator. The presentation at Museum Abteiberg is curated by Haris Giannouras, Assistant Curator at Museum Abteiberg.