Spectral Wires
lecture performance 

24.02.2023 at Composite, Melbourne as part of Release Cycle, a collaborative curatorial project instigated by Diego Ramirez, Director of SEVENTH Gallery and Channon Goodwin from Composite. The programme stems from an interest in creating a dynamic and responsive context for the presentation of artists' moving image works being made now. 

[SCREEN: ghost fences] Wires across spectres of the past. Lines drawn, boundaries wrapped, modern borders are colonial imagination. 

A retrospective screening of works from the past and works to be made, Nikki breaks down her body of work into pixels, frames, memory and ghosts—making a proposition that we will always return to the image(s) that haunt(s) us. The phantom spills out of the screen. Quietly lingering. What are these images destined to?