MEET THE MAKER
An evening with Bindi Cole Chocka
Friday 15th September 2017
6 – 7.30pm
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL AS TICKETS ARE LIMITED!
Indigenous artist Bindi Cole Chocka, exhibiting as a part of the Tell exhibition at this year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale, is interviewed by Michelle Dunn about her work and practice.
In 2010, Chocka was listed as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Melbourne. She is a resilient and ingenious Melbourne-born photographer, new media artist, writer and curator who speaks compellingly through her photographs, videos, installations and writing work.
Chocka works to expose the questions most are afraid to ask. At times, her artworks are so personal, cathartically imbuing them with a gritty honesty, that the viewer’s experience can verge on voyeurism. Chocka’s work exposes the latent and unspoken power dynamics of global culture in the here and now. She subtly but powerfully reveals some uncomfortable truths about the fundamental disconnection between who we are – the communities and identities by which we shape our sense of self – and how the prevailing culture attempts to place and define us.