Ice Pics

Neill Overton (Curator)

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Curation of Exhibition/Event/Festival


    Curated Film Festival in conjunction with the Museum of the Riverina, at the Historic Council Chambers, from 23rd May - 30th May 2014, widely publicised online and in newspaper, radio and television media across the national sector. The Film Festival accompanied the nationally touring museum exhibition Traversing Antarctica: The Australian Experience, from the National Museum, in Canberra.

    In conjunction with National Museum's exhibition in Wagga Wagga of artefacts of the first expeditions in the 1912 period to Antarctica, consisting of photographs, objects, maps, and studies of the history of the antarctic – the curated film festival advanced new knowledge in visual culture research through thematically exploring films based in the snow - ice-pics... examining genre, both fact and fiction, and their literary connections. From Scott of the Antarctic (1948), and British bio-pics regarding Scott's expedition to place the British flag at the South Pole in 1912... through to film codes of "otherness" constructed as parallels in the McCarthy era of The Thing from Another World (1951) and The Thing (1982). The film curation, and introductions, analysis and review I gave as performed oral presentation explored the psychology of isolation of the Antarctic base and geography of frozen wastelands.

    Entitled: Ice Pics – The curation activity constitutes a creative work undertaking in and with the Museum sector, staged at the Museum of the Riverina from 23rd May - 30th May 2014, grounded in film and history research.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherMuseum of the Riverina
    Media of outputFilm
    SizeCurated film festival
    Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2014


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