Barerarerungar means 'Country' in Boonwurrung, a language from Kulin Nation, where Maree Clarke lives. It draws from the artist's three decades of reclaiming...
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The Electric Canvas
Barerarerungar means 'Country' in Boonwurrung, a language from Kulin Nation, where Maree Clarke lives. It draws from the artist's three decades of reclaiming and resurfacing south-east First Nations art and cultural practices. From the MCA façade, overlooking Sydney Harbour, she features river reeds, a symbol representing safe travels and friendship.
This multi-disciplinary Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung artist is collaborating with building projection specialist The Electric Canvas to transform the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. River reeds stand tall, referencing her famed oversized River Reed necklaces – a communal practice that often sees Maree congregate with family to collect, soak, dye and dry the raw materials from their natural environment. This impressive, stunning projection pays tribute to practices on Country, while also creating a space for communal reflection at the heart of Vivid Sydney.
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Artistic Collaborators and Credits
Art Director and Lead Animator: Moto Morinaga
Animators: Samantha Hoh, Shaun Bowden, Gabor Prusci, Paul Bekarian
Content Producer: Lauren Clair
Composers: Damian Robinson
Vocalists: Mat Doyle, Mandy Nicholson
Country represented by installation: Australia