TRACES is an original film of the interactive voice-to-art installation staged at Sydney Opera House in 2022, by award-winning First Nations artists and writers, Kamsani Bin Salleh & Kirli Saunders, and featuring additional performances by Teela Reid and Nardi Simpson..
Supported by Magabala Books and Google, TRACES fuses generative art, projection, spoken word and interactive audio-to-visual technology and asks audiences to reflect on our connection to the land that sustains us. Through artwork that gives voice to Country, TRACES illustrates yarns in real time, grounding us in the old and new, here and now, in ephemeral conversation.
The artwork is based on an illustration by Ballardong Noongar, Nimunburr and Yawuru artist Kamsani Bin Salleh, with colour palettes drawn from satellite imagery that follows a path across Country from the east coast to the west coast.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kirli Saunders and Kamsani Bin Salleh, moderated by Jazz Money.
TRACES is a Magabala Books project by Kamsani Bin Salleh and Kirli Saunders, made with some friends from Google.
The TRACES film was directed by Garuwa.
TRACES was originally presented at the Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid LIVE 2022 with poetry and spoken word performances from First Nations artists Dakota Feirer, Daniel Browning, Dub Leffler, Jasmine Seymour, Kamsani Bin Salleh, Kirli Saunders, Nardi Simpson and Teela Reid.