“All Circles The Moon and Dirt Shines In The Sun”, an installation film work produced by Dogmilk’s new cross-cultural exchange project, Sipakatuo (Glorify One Another) between Victoria and Makassar. The installation is a new artistic project developed with archival footage from Toraja, creating an immersive shared collective memory.
The five shows “All Circles The Moon and Dirt Shines In The Sun” on December 11 and 12, will be held at the North Magdalen Laundry, Abbotsford Convent.
90 Minutes audio visual work, 4 video channels on 4 screens, each a different perspective and temporality of the same event, of adjacent action, each contributing to the construction of a shared collective memory, and each produced by a cameraperson in the DSTV crew . In a collision of form and substance, all circles the moon and dirt shines in the sun proposes an emotional topography of DSTV’s work over the last 15 years, a living and growing archive of Torajan life, individual and communal.
Made up 4000 separate clips from the Delta Sanggala TV (DSTV) video archive, re-arranged and constructed by Wahyu Al Mardhani and Chris Cochrane-Friedrich, accompanied by texts of interviews conducted with the founder of DSTV, Victor Konda, over the last four years and sound recordings collected by sound artist Josh Peters in Toraja, South Sulawesi.
In it also includes a funeral ceremony known in Toraja, where the deceased will be kept in the family house until the clan can afford a proper ceremonial burial.
The teaser for “All Circles The Moon and Dirt Shines In The Sun” has been shown online on the Sipakatuo youtube channel. For more information and tickets for “All Circles The Moon and Dirt Shines In The Sun”, can be accessed here.