The National 2021: New Australian Art, until September

Visual artist Vernon Ah Kee and choreographer and dancer Dalisa Pigram worked collaboratively on the creation of Gudirr Gudirr (2021), a 3-channel video and sound installation. Pigram’s choreographic style activates a unique form of storytelling that brings the traditions of Aboriginal dance and language, silat martial arts (Malaysia), the movement of animals and break dance together. Ah Kee captures the deep-felt turmoil of Aboriginal people with his creation of text on screen, which echo Pigram’s spoken words. The coming together of these two important contemporary artists results in a powerful performance that cuts deep to the core of the devastating impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people in the past, and now. Don’t miss it!