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Mämburrkmamburrk, the grouping of the clouds, 2017

by Mundatjŋu Munuŋgurr

Finalist, Digital Portraiture Award 2017
Single channel HD digital video

Mämburrkmamburrk, the grouping of the clouds, 2017 by Mundatjŋu Munuŋgurr
Video: 3 minutes

When the evening cloud turns different and Wärrarra, the Dhuwa sunset, fills the sky with colour; when the clouds group together like people, it makes me look back at my ancestors and gives me sorrow. I wonder where they are. Sometimes when I think about the past it gives me hope, and it gives me strength.

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Digital Portraiture Award 2017

Previous exhibition, 2017

An annual event to extend traditional notions of portraiture and foster emerging artists with an interest in new technology.

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