Tag Archives: Gapuwiyak

Video Culture / Museum Culture

A pair of new exhibitions opened this past week at the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum.  One extends established queries about the nature of objects stored in museums and their relationships to the people they purport to represent.  The other makes … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Geography

I grew up near the ocean.  For the first eighteen years of my life a twenty-minute walk would bring me to docks and lapping waves, sand and seaweed and salt air.  I didn’t know how much a part of me … Continue reading

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“Manapanmirr” at The Margaret Mead Film Festival

The 36th Annual Margaret Mead Film Festival was held in New York City at the American Museum of Natural History this year from November 29 through December 2.   The longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, the … Continue reading

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Christmas Spirit

Darwinians, mark your calendars.  Top Enders and outsiders, make your reservations.  Christmas is coming to town.  And you do not want to miss it this year. On December 7, at the Chan Contemporary Art Space in Darwin’s CBD, Miyarrka Media … Continue reading

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Video Rom

It is not often that a book, especially a work of non-fiction, moves and excites me enough to make me want to send its author fan mail. While reading Jennifer Deger’s Shimmering Screens: making media in an Aboriginal community (University of Minnesota … Continue reading

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