Biennale of Sydney

Unbound Collective

We are giants of our histories  We are giants of the landscape  We are held, we are in the holding of the earth, fallen bodies, in the possessive gaze of the state and its structures of consciousness. Locked in the violent arithmetic of genocide.   In the Hold responds to radioactive ideas of deep colonialism. This performative work explores the quietness of sovereignty, through activism, spoken word, music and installation projection.  Presented by the Powerhouse Museum.

Unbound Collective 

Formed in 2014 on Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide, Australia


The Unbound Collective considers ideas of what it means to be both bound and free; what we are bound to historically and, as sovereign people, what we choose to (un)bind ourselves to and from, both now and into the future. The collective responds through embodied projection and public performance interrogations of State colonial archives; notions of ethical practice and responsibility; enacting memory and storytelling; and enacting sovereign identity and (re)representation. When our ancestors’ voices are heard and listened to, this compels a call and response engagement with the broader Aboriginal community. Through film, performance, projection, grandmother-stories and poetics we can all speak back.

Faye Rosas Blanch 

Born 1959 in Atherton Table Lands / Yidiniji country, Australia
Lives and works on Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide, Australia
Yidiniji / Mbarabram

Simone Ulalka Tur 

Born 1971 in Adelaide
Lives and works on Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide
Yankunytjatjara

Ali Gumillya Baker 

Born 1975 in Adelaide
Lives and works on Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide
Mirning

Special feature artist 

Kaitlin Inawanji Morrison

Born 1996 in Adelaide
Lives and works on Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide
Yankunytjatjara

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