Survival Session #1

Sat 8th July  12pm – 2pm

The Basics: Food, water and shelter

Where are we exactly and is a windowless art gallery covered with one inch steel plates really the safest place to be? Join Field Theory and members of the prepping community as they assess the fundamental practicalities of surviving in and around ACCA. We’ll do a stock take, argue over the warmest sleeping bag  and consider whether or not a group of artists really have what it takes to make it through.


Survival Session #2

Sat 22nd July  12 – 2pm  

Safety, Security and Self Defence

Jacko did a bit of wrestling at school and Martyn once threw rocks at cars from the roof of his house but do these classify as real skills? This week is all about being safe and assessing potential threats.  Field Theory will map the exits, secure the perimeter and learn some basic self defence from an Aikido practitioner and an ex military survivalist who’ll also talk us through the features of his armoured Humvee.


 

Final Visions – Bunker

ACCA

Final Visions – Bunker

Field Theory are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best, and when it all goes down they want to be ready. Treating ACCA as an inner city survival bunker, the collective will be stocking and skilling up for the duration of the Greater Together Exhibition. A section of the gallery will be converted into a Melbourne-centric survivalist storeroom and every second Saturday Field Theory will be hosting a program of live interviews and workshops with a selection of Melbourne’s special interest clubs. They’ll be asking groups like the Anarchist club, Oz Preppers, the Yarn Spinners, the Medievalist society, the Foragers and the Astronomers, what’s going to happen, what do we need, and are we really Greater Together?

In a time of major geopolitical change where anxiety pervades many dimensions of our lives, we see hope in the diverse array of associations and societies that continue to function as social glue. They are rich sources of exchange where passions are explored, skills developed and important questions are raised.

Greater Together at ACCA is curated by Annika Kristensen and opens July 7th.


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Wednesday 19th July - Sunday 17th September 2017

Survival Session #1

Sat 8th July  12pm – 2pm

The Basics: Food, water and shelter

Where are we exactly and is a windowless art gallery covered with one inch steel plates really the safest place to be? Join Field Theory and members of the prepping community as they assess the fundamental practicalities of surviving in and around ACCA. We’ll do a stock take, argue over the warmest sleeping bag  and consider whether or not a group of artists really have what it takes to make it through.


Survival Session #2

Sat 22nd July  12 – 2pm  

Safety, Security and Self Defence

Jacko did a bit of wrestling at school and Martyn once threw rocks at cars from the roof of his house but do these classify as real skills? This week is all about being safe and assessing potential threats.  Field Theory will map the exits, secure the perimeter and learn some basic self defence from an Aikido practitioner and an ex military survivalist who’ll also talk us through the features of his armoured Humvee.


 

Field Theory, in association with Aphids present Final Visions – Bunker. This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Food donated by Foodbank Victoria, the leading provider of food relief during and after an emergency. Foodbank also feeds 135,000 struggling Victorians via 450 charity partners each month.