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Story-mind

Story-mind is how we "...compare our stories with the stories of others to seek greater understanding about our reality. " (Yunkaporta, 2019, p.170)

 

2019
Seeding Treaty
Indigenous and Western art and science combine

2019
Beauty that was
Life and death in a river

2019
Antarctic heritage
Mating krill revealed through art and science

August 2013
Data for Action
Scientists and artists respond to climate change

Seeding Treaty 2019. Animation: Maddison Gibbs, Lisa Roberts, animators from the Victorian College of the Arts. Scientific data: Australian Antarctic Division, University of Technology Sydney.

Story

Maddison Gibbs:

"...Disruption of the current cycles and implementation of First Nations knowledge.

Seeding Treaty -

Barkindji Story -

Creation, Growing, Learning, Teaching,
Sharing stories, Transference of knowledge.

The Rainbow Serpents follow the Peewee to find a new home. As they follow the bird they wriggle around, forming big bends, and deepen the channel, forming the Darling River and letting the water flow in.

Barkindji Story -

Creation, Growing, Learning, Teaching,
Sharing stories, Transference of knowledge.

Symbolic narratives connecting the environment, the planet, our health - mental and physical.

Fast forward to the Now. Naked, lifeless tracks that represent to me, greed, power and ignorance and disregard for Indigenous knowledge.

The Western systems in place exclude and categorise nature. And place a hierarchy on all living things,and seem to be failing to acknowledge that without one we cannot have the other.

More connection, conversation, and collaboration is needed to be able to have a valid voice to put forward."

Maddison Gibbs is a Barkindji woman whose story features in the 2019 Seeding Treaties animations that mark the Year of Indigenous Languages and the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty.