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Collective Movements

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2022: Collective Movements Film Screening

Wednesday 11 May 2022, 6–7pm
Federation Square, Digital Façade (Big Screen)

Collective Movements: First Nations Collectives, Collaborations and Creative Practices from across Victoria, is the premiere screening of a short film presented by Monash University Museum of Art and Fancy Films. It celebrates the work of historic and contemporary First Nations creative practitioners and community groups.

An exhibition, publishing project, conversation and workshop platform, Collective Movements begins from a desire to make more visible a language and terminology beyond Western art concepts of ‘collaboration’ and ‘collectivism’—one that better describes and acknowledges the way Indigenous creatives work within a broader community and its inheritances. Filmed during the exhibition’s installation at MUMA, this short film features the voices of the artists and guest curators Kate ten Buuren, Maya Hodge and N’Arweet Professor Carolyn Briggs AM PhD as they reflect on the importance of collaboration and community.

Collective Movements features new artwork commissions alongside existing works, archives and participation from a range of collective contributors, including including Ensemble Dutala, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Kaiela Arts, Koorroyarr Arts, Latje Latje Dance Group Mildura, Pitcha Makin Fellas, the Possum Skin Cloak Story (founded by Vicki Couzens, Debra Couzens [1962–2021], Lee Darroch and Treahna Hamm), The Torch (led by Ray Thomas), this mob and a look back at the We Iri, We Homeborn—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Festival (1996, 1997 and 1998).

The exhibition Collective Movements is on at MUMA from 5 May – 23 July 2022.

Image: Collective Movements identity by Jenna Lee. Animation: Sai Karlen.

Acknowledgements:

This film is presented as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2022.

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2022Fancy Films