7 October 2010

Merilyn Fairskye, Sydney College of the Arts
Introduction: Colin Rhodes, Dean SCA
Co-hosted with Sydney College of the Arts

About the talk
The speaker's interest in the 1986 accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant lies in the resonances of its after-life within and outside of post-Soviet Ukraine. There is so much that remains unresolved and unfinished about Chernobyl - it is a story of secrecy, failure and human endurance shrouded in doubt and uncertainty. The scale and precariousness of the under resourced, remediation and containment work being planned, postponed or undertaken are hard to ignore. The speaker's current video and photo works explore this in different ways with footage shot in Chernobyl.

About the speaker
Merilyn Fairskye is an artist and academic whose work is exhibited in art galleries, public spaces, electronic arts and film festivals within Australia and internationally and is represented in numerous Australian and international public collections. She has undertaken artist residencies in the USA, Italy, France and Australia and has been the recipient of many Australia Council and Australian Film Commission grants. From 2007-2009 she was Associate Dean, Research at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. An Associate Professor at SCA, she teaches in the Photomedia Studio.

Time: 6.30 to 8.00pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, 148 City Rd, The University of Sydney