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	Image: Fenella Kernebone

Point, click, chat

With Fenella Kernebone

In the era of selfies, cat memes and foodiegrams, we increasingly see the world through the photos we take, but how do photographs change the way we see ourselves?

Fenella Kernebone hosts a three-part chat show that asks how we define our identities and culture through the images we make. Each week Fenella will ask the audience to share their opinions in a lively debate about how photography helped to make us, us.

What can we learn about the ‘Australian way’ from the photos we post? What are the perils of oversharing? And what would be the ramifications of a ‘digital dark age’ in which decades of digital files are lost or become unreadable?

Joining Fenella to get the conversation flowing will be panelists including artists, photographers, comedians, historians, geeks, musicians and architects. Of course, we encourage you to speak up, tweet along and Instagram away, because as we all know: if there’s no pic, it didn’t happen.

Fenella Kernebone has a long history in the arts, film, music and design as a radio and television presenter and producer. Her hosting roles have included Radio National’s By design, The sound lab on Triple J radio, Art nation on ABC TV and The movie show on SBS. She is also an MC, interviewer, facilitator and writer.

Image: Fenella Kernebone

Wednesdays 7pm
13, 20 & 27 May 2015

Free

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ground level

Related exhibition: The photograph and Australia

Digital dark age

What are the ramifications of a ‘digital dark age’ if decades of digital files are lost or unreadable, as was recently warned by internet pioneer Vint Cerf. Would it be a loss or a blessing? Benjamin Law (writer), Claire Reilly (tech editor, CNET) and Dr Lisa Murray (city historian at the City of Sydney Council) join Fenella Kernebone for a conversation about the global archive with a bit of the not-so-global as well.

 

Wednesday 13 May 2015 7pm – 8pm

Oversharing

In a world flooded by a sea of selfies, cat-pics and foodiegrams, how does photography continue to define who we are? Tom Ballard (comedian), Sarah-Jane Kurtini (Tiny Beans co-founder) and Professor Catharine Lumby (media commentator) join Fenella Kernebone to ponder the perils of oversharing.

 

Wednesday 20 May 2015 7pm – 8pm

Truth, beauty and the way of things

We take a look at how photography has helped to create the idea of a nation and beyond. Myf Warhurst (TV presenter, broadcaster and writer), Casey Legler (performance artist and the world’s first female male model), David Hunt (historian and author) and Alison Page (interior designer and filmmaker) chat with Fennella Kernebone about place, identity and how we define ourselves through the image and through the things we collect.

 

Wednesday 27 May 2015 7pm – 8pm