Discover some of Australia's most talented established and emerging digital artists, whose works are presented and celebrated on a remarkable scale at THE LUME Melbourne between screenings of Connection.
The LUME Digital Arts Program aims to foster and celebrate the talent of established and emerging digital media artists and creatives by providing a highly visible, powerful showcase on the world stage. Select artists and collectives have been engaged to create short featurette pieces presented in the immersive gallery between screenings of the main feature content.
With a deliberately broad creative brief, the Program hopes to provide participants with a unique opportunity to generate and reimagine an engaging visual experience within a contemporary setting specifically designed for delivery at THE LUME Melbourne.
Featuring original footage of sacred songs and dance with scenes of giant puppets, Marrga is a journey into ancient Pilbara country and beliefs. Part mythology, part cultural history, and part contemporary traditional lore practice, Marrga takes us back in time to meet the titular Yindjibarndi creation god, providing insight into the culture of one of Australia’s First Nations.
Marrga was produced by ReddogsVR in association with Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation and adapted for THE LUME in partnership with ReddogsVR and Grande Experiences.
Stephen Page’s 2017 Bangarra work Bennelong is about the history and legacy of Woollarawarre Bennelong, a Wangul man of the Eora nation who lived in the Port Jackson area at the time of the first British settlement. The work is imagined through Bennelong’s own perspective and explores his personal character, conflicts, relationships and community.
Filmed in 8K 360-degree at The Sydney Opera House by Reddogs VR as part of the virtual reality production Carriberrie, the featurette is introduced by Stephen Page himself. The vision is stunningly reimagined for a shared immersive experience at THE LUME Melbourne.