The Marina Experiment



Original Music: Mick Harvey

Original music by celebrated Australian musician Mick Harvey amplifies the bone-deep sense of revulsion and dread the films images convey. Harvey has received much critical acclaim for his film scores, including Deliver Us From Evil (2006) which was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar at the 2007 Academy Awards, Chopper (2000), Australian Rules (2003) and Suburban Mayhem (2006) which garnered Harvey a coveted AFI Award (Australia’s Oscar). Harvey collaborated on scoring two John Hillcoat films, Ghosts of the Civil Dead (1988) and To Have And To Hold (1996). Harvey was a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1983 – 2009) and is a long term PJ Harvey collaborator with whom he has recently completed a new album as co-producer, due for release in 2011. He is currently working on 3 solo album projects and developing a documentary.

Narration Direction: Ettore Siracusa

Ettore Siracusa’s experimental and documentary short films and videos are inspired and informed by a tradition of visionary or extra-realist cinema keen to bear witness to the more perplexing and strange in the everyday. His most recent work is Picture Palaces, a documentary multi-screen video installation at ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne (2003).