Bunjilaka

September 28, 2014  •  3 Comments

Bunjilaka is the Aboriginal Cultural Center at the Melbourne Museum. It is named after Bunjil, the eagle, who is the central figure in the creation story of the Aboriginal Peoples of the State of Victoria. We will be posting some some photographs from the exhibition soon. A central exhibit is a kinetic sculpture, which represents Bunjil's wings. As the wings beat, light plays on them to create a mesmerizing effect as two Aboriginal actors tell the creation story against a background of electronic sound. Click here for some video clips that we made (with permission!).

We were completely knocked out by the power, authenticity and frankness of the exhibition. Here are some links to more information;

http://museumvictoria.com.au/bunjilaka/visiting/first-peoples/

http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/mv-blog/aug-2013/bunjils-wings/

http://www.eness.com/?r=Project&p=40

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/creators/kinetic-sculpture-brings-melbourne-creator-to-life


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Kathleen(non-registered)
Beautiful!
Eric Wolf(non-registered)
Very cool!
Polly Tolliday(non-registered)
How simply beautiful.
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