Ancestral Technologies / Xeex Bi Du Jeex
Art After Dark – Ancestral Technologies
Dates & Times
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Ancestral Technologies is a multidimentional practice that reflects on Indigenous philosophy, methodology, design, and technology globally. It acknowledges the intrinsic relationship Ancestors held with place and Country that is consciously and unconsciously sustained within the minds and bodies of future generations.
5.30 pm – Gathering (walk) with Amrit Gill
Through her walk Amrit Gilll will open up a space for informal dialogue and exchange, reflecting upon how Ancestral Technologies and the stories which carry these histories and knowledges onwards shape and inform her practice and her way of being in the world today with her cultural self.
6–6.30 pm – Knowledge Holders (talk) with Aidan Hartshorn
Through reconnection of people and ancestral belongings, echoes of long told stories, lore and law, method and perspective are revealed. Once common, everyday actions thought lost, merely lay dormant waiting to be revitalised. Although having been disrupted from their original intent, Ancestral Belongings hold knowledges passed on from the very first teachings; and it here that First Nations people bend time through reconnection. “The absence of evidence Is not evidence of absence” attributed to Martin Rees.
6.45–7.15 pm – Assembly (performance) with Sweatshop / Sara Saleh
A performance reading about longing, love, and liberation — how a single moment can alter our lives forever.
7–7.45 pm – Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari (live music)
Campari has collaborated with Sydney musician and composer Megan Alice Clune to bring you Wednesdays Up Late at Galleria Campari. Megan has curated a 13 week program of experimental, ambient and new classical music from both emerging and established Sydney/NSW musicians that will be framed with projections by artist, Carla Zimbler. Join us in Galleria Campari and experience the diverse landscape of Sydney and NSW music alongside mesmerising projections.
Performance by Chunyin (DJ set) starts at 7.15 pm.
7.45 pm – Projector (film)
Xeex Bi Du Jeex
Directors: Raphaël Grisey, Bouba Touré and Kaddù Yaraax
Xeex Bi Du Jeex – A Luta Continua, is a theatre play performance and a film resulting from a workshop held in 2018 in Dakar with Bouba Touré, Raphaël Grisey and Kàddu Yaraax. The workshop consisted of conversations with Bouba Touré and Raphaël Grisey around the archives of the cooperative of Somankidi Coura, followed by improvisations with methods from the Theatre of the Oppressed.