disorganising: Julieta Aranda on Time/Bank

disorganising: Julieta Aranda on Time/Bank

  • 13 March 2021, 4.30–6pm
  • P104, Level 1 Perry Street Building
    Collingwood Yards
    Collingwood VIC 3066


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Liquid Architecture, Bus Projects and West Space are disorganising. Over the coming weeks and months they will be hosting events, opening opportunities, and sharing ideas through our organisational channels, and the spaces in between.

This event begins disorganising in conversation with leading Mexican conceptual artist Julieta Aranda who will revisit her work Time/Bank (2009–12, ongoing) as a point of departure for thinking about collective trauma, time-laundering and history-making. Julieta has also suggested that sock puppets may be involved.

The presentation will include a screening of Aranda’s film, Notes for a Time/Bank (2012), which articulates a series of reflections about the political, historical and anthropological necessities for the existence of alternative economies and initiatives, such as time banking. Divided in ten chapters, Notes for a Time/Bank combines research on historical attempts to implement alternative economies with various commentaries on the nature and value of money.

Julieta is spending time in Naarm this year, having left behind the multiple and prolonged lockdowns in Berlin where she normally lives, and we’re thankful to have the opportunity to disorganise time and money with her.

This event will be hosted by Xen Nhà, Editor for disorganising, who will engage Julieta in conversation following her presentation. Xen is a documentary maker with a background in community radio, storytelling and creating spaces for intimate dialogue. Recently, they were a fellow for UnionDocs Collaborative Studio in NYC.

About the speaker

Julieta Aranda was born in 1975 in Mexico City. She received a BFA in filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts (2001) and an MFA from Columbia University (2006), both in New York. Her explorations span installation, video, and print media, with a special interest in the creation and manipulation of artistic exchange and the subversion of traditional notions of commerce through art making. In addition to her own artistic practice Aranda is known as the co-founder of e-flux (est. 1998): a publishing platform and archive, artist project, curatorial platform and enterprise.

About the event

disorganising is presented in association with the Curatorial Practice PhD program at Monash University and is supported by Creative Victoria’s Strategic Investment Fund and City of Yarra’s Stimulate Creative Grants.

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