Presented with ACMI and Supported by 7am
Making Euphoria : In Conversation
With Julian Rosefeldt, Gideon Obarzanek and Ruby Jones
Known for the “utterly absorbing” (ARTNews) film installation Manifesto starring Cate Blanchett, artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt creates elaborately staged films that investigate the power of language and the conventions of cinema as an allegory for societal and individual behaviours. He continues this examination with the multi-channel film installation Euphoria, which explores capitalism, colonialism, and the influential effects of unlimited economic growth in society.
Ruby Jones is a Walkley-nominated investigative journalist and documentary host who has worked across Australia. She is now the host of 7am, Australia's number one daily news podcast. She was previously the Marchbanks Young Journalist of the Year. Her non-fiction book Barrenjoey Road was released in 2021.
Gideon Obarzanek is a director, choreographer, performing arts curator, and Co-Artistic Director and Co-CEO of RISING.
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Supported by 7am. Euphoria is commissioned and produced by Park Avenue Armory. Co-commissioned by Holland Festival, Ruhrtriennale Festival of the Arts and RISING. In Association with Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte. Supported by ACMI and Goethe-Institut. Euphoria is supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a $200 million partnership of the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.
Still from Euphoria by Julian Rosefeldt. Courtesy of the artist
Ruby Jones. Photo: Schwartz Media. Julian Rosefeldt. Photo: Veronika Bures. Gideon Obarzanek. Photo: Eugene Hyland