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Soda Jerk is an Australian artist duo who make sample-based films with a rogue documentary impulse. They are fundamentally interested in the politics of images; how they circulate, whom they benefit and how they can be undone. Based in New York for over a decade, they have recently relocated to Europe. Soda Jerk have exhibited extensively within the fields of art and experimental cinema, and have collaborated on projects with cyberfeminist collective VNS Matrix and electronic music group The Avalanches. Their recent feature Hello Dankness premiered at the Berlinale in 2023 and has won numerous cinema awards including Best Feature at the Atlanta Film Festival and Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, as well as the Blackmagic Design Australian Innovation Award and Berwick New Cinema Award. Hello Dankness follows their controversial political revenge fable Terror Nullius, which was disowned by its commissioning body, who called the film “UnAustralian”. The Guardian named the “dizzyingly ambitious satirical work” one of the best Australian movies of the decade.

Soda Jerk’s work has been exhibited internationally at film festivals and art institutions including the Centre Pompidou, Moderna Museet, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, the Whitworth, Barbican, Chisenhale Gallery, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, National Gallery of Art Washington DC, Wexner Center for the Arts, Walker Arts Center, Museum of the Moving Image NYC, Pioneer Works, Seoul Museum of Art, Video Bureau Guangzhou, Tai Kwun Contemporary Hong Kong, the British Film Institute and Anthology Film Archives.


Hello Dankness (2022) 70 mins, Terror Nullius (2018) 54 mins, The Was (2016) 14 mins, The Time that Remains (2012) 13 mins, After the Rainbow (2009) 7 mins, Astro Black (2007-2015) 27 mins, Hollywood Burn (2006) 52 mins, The Phoenix Portal (2005) 5 mins.