Barkindji Blue Sky – Ancestral Connections #10

In this moving-image work, Barkindji artist Kent Morris rotates, segments and mirrors images from his earlier photographic series. The star subject of the work is a group of kiingki, or white corellas, which he spotted flying around a metal telecommunications tower during a family reunion on Kurnu Barkindji Country in Bourke, New South Wales. The newly generated geometric designs slowly evolve, resembling the fine symmetrical lines carved on the front of shields or ceremonial markings made on the body and on trees. The images cycle infinitely, like the continuity of knowledge over time and the intertwining of stories and histories. Symbolically this reflects the transferral, maintenance or reconstruction of culture throughout the generations.


Kent Morris
Barkindji people, New South Wales