Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

Yaintya yartangka ngadlu tikanthi, kuma tirkanthi, kuma warpulayinthi. (These are the lands we live, learn and work on)

Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Past Event
Visual Art

MADISON BYCROFT: BIOPIC or Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée

Madison Bycroft

31 July

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Sat 31 July, 5pm - 9pm


Samstag Museum of Art, Hawke Building, City West campus


All areas of Samstag are accessible by wheelchair and pram. Guide dogs and assistance dogs welcome. For groups with hearing impairment the Museum can provide an Auslan interpreter.


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Working between Marseille and Adelaide, Samstag Scholar Madison Bycroft’s compelling practice produces fantastical, fully realised experiences of sculpture, film and performance. Expanding the act of translation to consider interpretation and representation, Bycroft is concerned with empathy – how can we convey the plurality of existences in a system fixated on definition? The work is dense with references to mythology, philosophy and pop culture.

B̶I̶O̶P̶I̶C̶ or Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée is a serialised film exploring the life of eighteenth century French diplomat, spy, Freemason and soldier Chevalier D’eon. B̶I̶O̶P̶I̶C̶ was filmed across Tonerre, Marseille and South Australia and incorporates animation, puppetry and live action. Touching on the edges yet never fully revealing the character of Chevalier d'Éon, Bycroft’s work reflects the process and (im)possibility of representing the fullness of a life lived by its own direction.

Created through the South Australian Film Corporation and SALA Festival’s second Artist in Residence commission.

Image: Madison BYCROFT, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, still, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

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