20 March 2013

Check out Wild Things at the ANU School of Art

| Barcham
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My heart lept for a moment, but then crashed back ot the Earth when I realised they were not talking about the 1998 plot-twist obsessed thriller where Denise Richards took her top off and everyone turned out to be the bad guy at some point.

Still this sounds rad none the less.

This Thursday, in Fringe Forum director Richard Mockler and composer Craig Mills will screen and discuss Wild Things, a documentary exploring the contentious issue of wild dogs, through the work of ANU PhD student Amanda Stuart and her Canberra public artwork, bush pack nil tenure.

‘It’s a war zone. A grim, relentless battle waged on the frontier between honest toil and a
fierce enemy that refuses to respect boundaries. Wild dogs maraud at will and strike fear
in the hearts of graziers who lie awake at night in terror at the carnage visited upon their
flocks. In turn, they fire. The conquered enemy is unduly subjected to a macabre ritual
reminiscent of lynchings in the Deep South. Dog carcasses are strung from trees – a cryptic
message, but to whom? Wild Things is not a call to arms but documents the journey of park
ranger turned sculptural artist Amanda Stuart as she probes the boundaries of this ancient

Join director Richard Mockler and composer Craig Mills for a screening and
discussion about his short film Wild Things.

The eclectic street art on and around Civic are one of my favourite things about Canberra, I’d be quite interested to learn more about those mummified dogs.

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