GUDIRR GUDIRR – VIDEO INSTALLATION

  • 29 – 30 Aug & 2 – 5 Sept
  • Various Times (running time 22 minutes)
  • Sailmakers Shed -Broome Historical Museum. 67 Robinson Street, (Entry from Hamersley Street)
  • Free

29 Aug | 1pm-5pm
30 Aug | 1pm-5pm
2 Sept | 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm
3 Sept | 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm
4 Sept | 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm
5 Sept | 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm

GUDIRR GUDIRR is a multi-channel video and sound installation, developed from the compelling solo dance work Gudirr Gudirr created by Marrugeku and performed by Dalisa Pigram.

This installation re-imagines the dance performance, as a stunning three-screen work directed by Vernon Ah Kee, and filmed on location in the Kimberley with Dalisa Pigram.

The guwayi bird calls when the tide is turning — to miss the call is to drown. By turns hesitant, restless, resilient and angry, Gudirr Gudirr lights a path from a broken past through a fragile present and towards an uncertain future.

Considering the legacy of Australia’s history for Aboriginal people in northwest Australia today we ask: what does it take to decolonise Aboriginal peoples’ minds, to unlock doors and to face cultural change?

Drawing on a physicality borne of her Asian–Indigenous identity, Dalisa Pigram builds a dance language to capture this moment in time for her people.

Commissioned by Carriageworks and Marrugeku for The National 2021: New Australian Art.

Funding Credits: Marrugeku is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and is supported by the WA State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

29 Aug | 1pm-5pm
30 Aug | 1pm-5pm
2 Sept | 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm
3 Sept | 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm
4 Sept | 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm
5 Sept | 10am-1pm, 4pm-7pm

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