One canvas, two kilometres (1.2 miles) long, 300 million years old.
The first Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world, Parrtjima, is back for another year. It’s an annual, free, ten-night festival celebrating Arrernte (Central Australian) art and culture, held in Mparntwe (Alice Springs, Australia) from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1.
Numerous large-scale light works are being switched on every night, including a highly ambitious illumination of the epic MacDonnell Ranges.
The work, titled, The Heartbeat of Elements of Country (Apmere Ahelhe Itethe [All Country is Alive]), takes over two kilometres of the 300-million-year-old range with a six minute theatrical light display and original audio featuring voice recordings of senior Arrernte people. Read more…
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