The artist duo Soda Jerk, founded in Sydney in 2002 and based in New York since 2012, were most recently celebrated at this year's Berlinale and are showing their two spectacular mid-length main works and two older shorts at INTERFILM. Their high-speed sampling is as breathtaking and hilarious as it is ingenious! The politicization of images is addressed with documentary impetus: The films reveal how images spread, who gains from them and how they can be cast in a new light. Due to the use of unauthorized material, they can only be shown at festivals. And so the siblings travel to festivals all over the world. Both SODA JERK screenings at INTERFILM will be accompanied by a cosy chat and Q&A with their long-time supporter Bartholomew Sammut (Founder XPOSED Queer Film Festival Berlin, Programme Manager Berlinale-Panorama, TEDDY Award Coordinator).
Soda Jerk // Australia // 2009 // 06:28 min
"After the Rainbow" is the second work in Soda Jerk’s ongoing series of Séance Fictions. Through a re-imagining of the opening sequence of the "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), the fantasy world of cinema and the reality of Judy Garland’s complex life collide.
Soda Jerk // Australia // 2018 // 54:00 min
Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, Terror Nullius is a 54-minute political revenge fable. It hitches a ride into the dark heart of Australia, to apocalyptic desert camps and where bicentenary celebrations of the colony are ravaged by carnivorous sheep. Working against official nationalist mythologies, the feature film remix has been called "one of the best Australian films of the decade" by The Guardian, a "dizzying, ambitiously satirical work".