Two Minutes to Midnight
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Two Minutes to Midnight

Fri
4
Fri Feb 4 7:00 PM

Palace Chauvel
Wheelchair
General Admission
February
Fri Feb 4

Sat Feb 12

“What if women ruled the world?” Yael Bartana stages the question in her performative Two Minutes to Midnight, where an all-women government of a fictitious country must take a stand on an imminent nuclear threat from a foreign nation. A panel of fictional characters and real women experts in fields such as defence, law, politics and psychology is set in a democratic ‘Peace Room’, mirroring the toxically masculine ‘War Room’ in Stanley Kubrick’s classic Cold War satire, Dr. Strangelove. The women are tasked with deciding how to approach the pre-scripted situation. Bartana’s visionary work is the synthesis of an interdisciplinary four-year process that analyses the geopolitical power game and presents us with an alternative to the macho power discourse.

Director Yael Bartana will participate in a Masterclass following the screening on Friday 4 February.

Video stills courtesy of Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano; Petzel Gallery, New York; and Capitain Petzel, Berlin


February
Fri Feb 4

Sat Feb 12

Palace Chauvel

249 Oxford St Paddington, NSW, 2021