Australia’s Immersive Multimedia Installation Walk through a song is now on display at the National Art Gallery (NAG) in Kuala Lumpur until 9/11.
This is NAG’s first international exhibition after being closed for renovations for more than two years.
Based on an item from the internationally acclaimed exhibit of the National Museum of Australia Songlines: In pursuit of the seven sisters, Taking visitors on a journey down the epic tracks of Seven Sisters Dreaming, the digital exhibition celebrates Australian Indigenous arts, culture and creativity.
Walk through a song offers a multi-sensory digital installation in which visitors can immerse themselves in ancient Australian Aboriginal knowledge communicated through new technologies. The installation is also a celebration that gives visitors the impression of going through a “song line” themselves. It is suitable for all ages.
Songlines, or Dreaming tracks, map the routes of ancestral beings as they traveled across Australia, creating the land and its people.
The Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Dr Justin Lee, said Malaysians were the first international audience to experience the pop-up version of this digital installation.
“Viewers can immerse themselves in the stories, ancient knowledge and artistic ingenuity of early Australians and appreciate their unique relationship with the land,” the high commission said, citing Lee in a statement.
The light installation was produced by the National Museum in partnership with Mosster Studio, and supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of its flagship public diplomacy initiative – Australia Now.
Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator and Head of Indigenous Knowledge at the National Museum, said: “We must remind the world that although this story has ancient origins, it has critical contemporary relevance and uses contemporary technology as well as forms more conventional art. .”
Admission to the NAG is free. – Bernama