From dusk to dawn, projected on Melbourne Museum is a film of contemporary dance and choreography from Daniel Riley (Wiradjuri).
‘mulunma’ meaning inside, within (Wiradjuri language) explores the relationship between the Western Archive and a First Nations Archive, each built on differing ideologies. One is structured on numbers and cataloguing, the other, on memory and an infinite knowledge that sits within the landscape and objects. We as First Peoples embody knowledge systems that hold over 75,000 years of information, we carry Ancestral knowledge in our bones, and the landscape maintains our living and perpetual archive. This work is an observation of a body moving within the boundaries of the western archival system, interrogating the space and investigating our cultural histories and how we, as First Peoples, can continue to reclaim and connect to heritage. The passing on of knowledge, stories and histories is inherent in our culture.
Daniel Riley, 2021.
Film, 2021, featuring historical boomerang by Wiradjuri maker unrecorded, c 1900, Dubbo N.S.W
This event is part of MOVING OBJECTS, a collaboration between YIRRAMBOI Festival, RISING and Melbourne Museum.