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Location
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The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
28 March 2024
Times
Thu 6–9pm
Format
Substation Program/​Film/​Talk
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

$14 General Admission
$10 Concession
$10 Hobsons Bay Resident
$10 First Nations

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PRESENTED BY THE SUBSTATION

Join us at The Substation for the Victorian premiere of Mood Ring.

Mood Ring is a documentary observing the interactions that best friends Sereima Adimate and Chiara Garrett-Saladrau experience in Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island.

The film features stories from residents of each place the two visit. Between Bubu Vani (Grandma), Uncle Mana (Uncle), Iman (Friend), and Freddy (Father), we’re shown exchanges that cover resilience, addiction, holy spirits, premonition, lineage, and the ongoing challenges of the diasporic experience.

The film, which premiered to the world recently at Sydney Festival, to much critical acclaim, is seen through Sereima and Chiara’s point of view, with a keen focus on the influence of location, Fijian custom, its unspoken expectations and the grief pervading conversations around displacement.

As the first feature length film directed by a Fijian woman, shot entirely in Fiji, Mood Ring provides unfiltered access to settlements and villages – including the families who live there – in a bid to understand the responsibilities of knowing home.

Featuring poetry from Apimeleki Rainima, Mood Ring answers the unanswered by allowing artists known for their perspectives in Australia the chance to return to familial roots in the daring shadow of taboo.


ARTIST TALK

There will be a special Artist Talk following the film, with two of Mood Ring's stars Sereima Adimate/Stelly G and Apimeleki Rainima.


DJ SET

DJ set by Lakatoi.


WARNINGS

This event is suitable for all ages. Mood Ring is rated PG. It contains mild coarse language, references to drug use and mental health, and depictions of blood.



ACCESS

This event is subtitled, in English.

This event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available.

The runtime of the film is 70 minutes.


PRODUCTION CREDITS

Directed by Sereima Adimate.

Produced by Sereima Adimate, Garden Reflexxx, Chiara Garrett-Saladrau.

Written by Sereima Adimate, Chiara Garrett-Saladrau, Apimeleki Rainima.

Cinematographers, Editors: Garden Reflexxx.


Featuring appearances by:
Chiara Garrett-Saladrau
Sereima Adimate
Quewyn Duchesne
Apimeleki Rainima
Vani Marama
Siliva Nasau
Alifereti Welekoto
Davina Kay
Iman Khan
Timoci Waitruturu aka Jenifer Lepest
Manasa Saladrau
Vani Marama - Bubu Vani
Original Score by: Ripley

Sound Mix: Adam Connelly.

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This film is created by Sereima Adimate, Kiki Oner and Garden Reflexxx. This project was supported by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Performance Space, Film Fiji, and Cement Fondu.

This screening of Mood Ring is sponsored by Hop Nation Brewing Co.

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Queer PHOTO: Alteration
Queer PHOTO: Alteration
27 January–28 March 2024
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PRESENTED BY THE SUBSTATION

Meeting at the intersections of cultural archival practices, digital technology and queer Indigenous storytelling, Alteration presents a glimpse into the shapeshifting practice of FAFSWAG, an Aotearoa-based queer Polynesian arts collective.

Compiling a decade of artistic output, with two years of co-design, co-curation, research and production, this show presents a mixed media archival exhibition of significant works from the collective from 2013 to now.

Contemplating ancestry and legacy, reclaiming stolen narratives, speculating fictional futures, and redefining the cultural image of queer Pacific bodies living on stolen land, Alteration seeks to break down predictable, fixed colonial narratives.

Alteration is FAFSWAG’s landmark Australian show created by Jermaine Dean, Falencie Filipo, Tanu Gago, Tapuaki Helu, Elyssia Wilson Heti, Nahora Ioane, Hōhua Ropate Kurene, Moe Laga-Toleafoa, Ilalia Loau, Tim Swann, Pati Solomona Tyrell and James Waititi. Curated collaboratively by FAFSWAG members Tanu Gago, Elyssia Wilson-Heti, Pati Tyrell and James Waititi with The Substation team, Nuala Furtado and Shae Rooke.

Selected works from FAFSWAG's 'Alteration' are on display at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Artworks are located across the Riverside Lawn, Myrtle Cafe, Lawn River & Pier and the Weaving Sustainable Futures garden.


PURCHASE A LIMITED EDITION PRINT

Limited edition prints of select works featured in 'Alteration' are available to purchase.

To view available prints and register your interest in purchasing one, fill out the FAFSWAG Artwork Sales EOI Form, and our team will be in touch.


CONTENT WARNINGS

Please be aware this exhibition has low lighting.

ACCESS

This exhibition is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available.

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