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Screening: Hannah Brontë, Umma’s Tongue—Molten at 6000°, 2017

Wednesday 27 May – Thursday 16 July 2020, 9am–5pm
Sir Louis Matheson Library
Monash University
Clayton Campus

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2020) Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is pleased to partner with the Monash University Library to present a special screening of Hannah Brontë’s video work Umma’s Tongue—Molten at 6000°, 2017, at the Sir Louis Matheson Library, Clayton Campus.

The screening will take place daily from 27 May – 16 July during library hours, Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The theme of National Reconciliation Week 2020 is In this together. With Umma’s Tongue—Molten at 6000°, which features First Nations women rapping over images of pristine nature interspersed with the devastating effects of climate change, Brontë urges us all to take action to protect the Earth whilst we can. As she says, ‘If Mother Earth were a rapper then this is her new music video’. When it comes to taking responsibility for the care and safeguarding of our planet, we truly are in this together.

Alongside the screening of Brontë’s video, there are currently over forty works by Indigenous artists from the Monash University Collection presented across the Matheson Library spaces. During Reconciliation Week MUMA and the Library will be sharing images of some of these via our social channels.

Image: Hannah Brontë, Umma’s Tongue—Molten at 6000˚ 20172017, high definition video, sound, 4.48 minutes. Monash University Collection. Purchased 2018