ACMI and Melbourne Festival present…
Acclaimed filmmaker and artist Lynette Wallworth’s Collisions invites audiences on a journey to the land of indigenous elder, Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert. In a thought-provoking, immersive cinematic experience, Nyarri shares his story of the dramatic collision between his traditional world view and his experience of nuclear testing in the South Australian desert.
Nyarri Nyarri Morgan’s first contact with western culture came when he witnessed an atomic explosion in the South Australian desert. Half a century later, another technology affords him the chance to show you the world that was ruptured that day.
At the invitation of Nyarri and the Martu tribe, artist Lynette Wallworth has sculpted an immersive virtual reality experience that places you at its story’s epicentre. From songs of the oldest surviving culture on the planet to drones soaring above the red desert, from projectors powered by car batteries to bombs that poison the land, this is a world that finds itself – again – teetering on a precipice of technological change that questions how we will steward it into the future.
Lynette Wallworth is an acclaimed Australian artist and director whose installations and films reflect the connections between people and the natural world. Wallworth’s work has shown at the World Economic Forum, Davos; Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, New York; the American Museum of Natural History, New York; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; London Film Festival, Auckland Triennial and the Brighton Festival.
Collisions was developed as a result of the inaugural Sundance New Frontier-Jaunt VR Residency.
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