16 May, 2019

As part of the exhibition, Mirror Mine, Outer Space and Queensland Film Festival present Mineral Contact, a free screening event. Come along to see three works by the Cantrills grounded in North Stradbroke, and one commissioned work from the critical human geographies researcher-artist Amelia Hines—each marking on the point of contact between the natural and social world.


Amelia Hine | 2019, 12 minutes
'Coalesce' presents a verbally unbalanced discussion between a human interviewer and a piece of coal, as together they work to understand the world from the other’s viewpoint. This dialogue is accompanied by collage animation that works toward restructuring time and recombining the human and more-than-human into co-constituted beings. The use of collage allows the multilayered, handmade construction of the film to remain visible, indicating ongoing story creation and its emergence from a specific standpoint.
HD File Courtesy of Amelia Hine

Kip & David
Arthur and Corinne Cantrill | 1963, 12 minutes
Made at the outset of the Cantrills’ career, and filmed as part of an ABC children’s documentary series, this episode contains the only extant imagery of Indigenous shell middens on North Stradbroke—destroyed by rutile sand mining by the early ‘70s.
16mm B&W print Courtesy of ACMI & the Cantrills

Island Fuse
Arthur and Corinne Cantrill | 1971, 11 minutes
'Island Fuse' draws on footage of Stradbroke shot as part of the Cantrills' earlier documentary work—folding it into their experimental work by using an analysis projector to re-film the footage with chromatic filters to reveal invisible aspects. The film focuses on the interaction of the elements that produced the film: “the analysis projector, the camera and its various mechanisms; filters, the projector and its mechanisms; the ribbon and the photograms; the operators.” – Corinne Cantrill
16mm Colour Reversal Print courtesy of ACMI & the Cantrills

Ocean at Point Lookout
Arthur and Corinne Cantrill | 1977, 46 minutes
Comprised of new footage, filmed at a time when the filmmakers, returning to Brisbane, were astonished by the impact of tourism on the island, presents a surface and different states of the ocean, where storms, days of flat calm, the sunset and night times relate with different qualities of the filmic image.
16mm Colour Reversal Print courtesy of ACMI & the Cantrills

Unrated All Ages+


IArthur and Corinne Cantrill, 'Ocean at Pt. Lookout' 1977, 16mm, colour reversal print, 46 mins. Courtesy of the artists.

Outer Space acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land where this project takes place, Meanjin, and pays respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. 

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