Apr 2019
Dead Drop
Within the arsenal of espionage, the dead drop is an IRL tactic which enables operatives to share knowledge freely and covertly. Our contribution to the Obsidian Coast library is a dead drop that takes the form of a USB drive embedded into the wall, containing hundreds of pirated Australian cinema and TV sources ranging from Ozploitation films to New Wave classics, political documentaries and eco-horror masterworks. This p2p archive is a sampling of the sources that conceptually and materially informed our politic revenge fable TERROR NULLIUS (2018).

– Soda_Jerk
Soda_Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS (2018)
Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk is a two-person art collective who work at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction. They are fundamentally interested in the politics of images: how they circulate, whom they benefit, and how they can be undone. Predominantly working with video and lecture performance, their sample-based projects have also taken the form of cut-up texts, manifestos and screensavers. Based in New York since 2012, they have exhibited in galleries, cinemas and institutions including the Barbican Centre, London; Videotage, Hong Kong; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Museum of Conentemporary Art, Chicago; Hartware Medien KunstVerein, Dortmund; Wexner Centre for the Arts, Columbus; and Anthology Film Archives, New York.