This showreel focuses on two community based mixed media art works. The first is NOTHINGKNOWN, a video and generative sound installation, created in collaboration with elderly Penan and Kenyah, two of 40 unique forest communities living in the remaining forests of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. It was first exhibited in Graz, Austria, at the ESC Gallery and further integrated into the performance installation, TONG TANA, produced as part of a two year residency at the Dunmoochin Foundation, Cottles Bridge, rural Victoria.
The second is BAMIYARRA NOT SO STILL(S). This work was developed over a year long intensive program, meeting once a week, with a team of 9 young Hazara from refugee backgrounds in Melbourne and 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Video projections, photo essays, poetry, soundscape and short films were produced with a small team of artist mentors who worked along-side participants to create these final works. Artist mentors included Yandell Walton and Werner Hammerstingl with exhibition design in collaboration with Viola Design. The final works were exhibited at Signal & Flinders Walk, Yarra River, Melbourne, August 2012, and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, April - May 2013.
BAMIYARRA NOT SO STILL(S) was a Home Lands v2 project, a collaboration between La Trobe University, Swinburne University of Technology, City of Melbourne and the Cultural Development Network. Home Lands is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, City of Melbourne and the Cultural Development Network.
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