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EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGIES (Retroflectors: the astronaut, the robot, the alien)

  • Kaleide Theatre, RMIT Building 8, RMIT University, 360 Swanston Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

“A considered and engaging film that makes unexpected connections and draws unexpected answers as it shifts between ecology, speculation, science fiction, and space exploration. An endlessly fascinating work.” – Screenhub

8.30pm | Monday 28 October | Kaleide Theatre, RMIT


Ralo Mayer | Austria | 2018 | 43 mins

Following the success of 2017’s Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival, EFFA gets philosophical again with Ralo Mayer’s Extra-Terrestrial Ecologies.

A film essay told in vignettes both irreverent and unsettling, ETE is an epistemological dissertation on the intersections of technology, space, ecology and the mediating role of cinema.

ET, Blade Runner and The Martian – along with other pop culture exemplars of space iconography – are deployed to explore our complex cultural engagements with environments near, far and imagined and the limits of perception.

ETE screens with the short film, The Mirrored Message.

Note: This screening will follow our experimental shorts, which you may also be interested in.

Tickets: $15 for this session, plus booking fee.

This screening was made possible with the support of RMIT.

Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.

Earlier Event: October 28
Later Event: October 29