Indigenous: Storytelling in a Digital World

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Artlink is such a wonderful creative publication, it’s certainly my favourite. I am an emerging artist and find it a constant source of inspiration. The up to date contemporary views of the Australian art landscape are always so fresh and supportive of our local talent. Thank you for all your hard work and such a consistently exceptional publication.

Vanessa Wiggins

Current Issue | Issue 39:2 | June 2019

Larissa Behrendt (Eualeyai/Kammilaroi) is an academic, lawyer, novelist, filmmaker and presenter of Speaking Out, ABC RN. Pauline Clague (Yaegl) is an academic, writer and producer for 25 years, she has worked across many visual forms.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been telling their stories for thousands of years. The last 230 years has been one of hiding or oppressing our voices. As our people begin to use the accessibility of new technology to strip the colonial constraints placed around their works, our artists are presenting a different lens to shape a new identity. In this way, they are “Indigenising” the space, using film, music, dance, performance, writing and the visual arts to unpack the archive, embracing the non-linear DNA of old storytelling techniques, to show that our culture is thriving and in many cases reviving in the digital space.

Above: Bangarra performing Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu at Sydney Opera House. Photo: Daniel Boud. Cover: Larissa Behrendt and Pauline Clague in the Data Arena, UTS, Sydney. Photo: Ben Simons




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