Presented by Vitalstatistix and TARNANTHI
how do you feel now? is a process-driven exploration by Wiradjuri conceptual artist Amala Groom and Wajarri/Yamatji/Dutch/English trans disciplinary creative Nicole Monks.
Throughout this work the artists seek to document, dissect and reflect upon the deeply profound experience of accessing their ancestral cultural materials held in Australian institutional collections, including the South Australian Museum that holds the largest collection of Aboriginal cultural and ethnographic materials in the world.
Amala Groom and Nicole Monks’ multidisciplinary and collaborative practice acts as the performance of their cultural sovereignty; expressed through the meetings of contemporary mediums and ancient knowledges. Their work is focused on the embodiment of the ‘living mirror’ that exists within the human experience.
how do you feel now? will be presented as an experimental installation accompanied by a public program including a featured conversation between the artists and curators.
The artists acknowledge Kaurna sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respect to the Kaurna community; their Ancestors, their Elders, their Kin and their Country who hold Lore, Language, Land and Custom. We are all in this together.
Image: courtesy of the artists
Amala Groom and Nicole Monks