Nan Goldin (US)

Screening: Sirens

15 March - 17 March
Image: [Sirens] Nan Goldin, 2019. Courtesy of Alex Yudzon.

Image: Sirens Nan Goldin, 2019. Courtesy of Alex Yudzon.


15 March - 17 March

Friday - Friday, 9am-7pm (AEST)


ACMI [i]
Federation Square, Melbourne
Daily, 10am – 5pm


Wheelchair access



Screening continuously from Friday March 15 to Sunday March 17, Nan Goldin’s [Sirens], 2019, the first major work by Goldin exclusively made from found footage – scenes from thirty of her favorite films including Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures, Kenneth Anger’s Lucifer Rising, Portabella’s Nocturno 29, footage of the Manson Family, and Grifi & Sarchielli’s Anna. The piece is accompanied by a haunting score by composer and instrumentalist Mica Levi. It is dedicated to Donyale Luna the first black supermodel who Goldin discovered in Carmelo Bene’s Salome, and features her screen test by Warhol. Echoing the enchanting call of the Sirens from Greek mythology, who lured sailors to their untimely deaths on rocky shores, this hypnotic work visually and acoustically entrances the viewer into the euphoria of being high.

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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01–24 March