S4E1: The Big Witch
This June James Newitt’s exhibition Delay will open at Contemporary Art Tasmania for Dark Mofo 2018. Delay, a complex installation, will revolve around a film titled I Go Further Under, which is in part inspired by the true story of Jane Cooper. In 1971, at 17 years of age Jane Cooper arrived in Hobart from Melbourne and asked local fishermen to take her to a remote island off the southern coast of Tasmanian where she intended to live in total solitude. The Big Witch explores the underlying narrative of truth and fiction through the lens of Jane Cooper’s story and the making of I Go Further Under.
In this episode we talk to I Go Further Under actor Emily Milledge and De Witt 7001 documentary maker, Ella Kennedy. You’ll also hear snippets of Jane Cooper from De Witt 7001, archival audio, and sound by Brendan Walls.
This episode was hosted, written and edited by Pip Stafford, and produced by Lisa Campbell Smith.