Remembered By

Remembered By is a screening and talk program that interprets Indigenous representation on screen, through the lenses of contemporary Aboriginal artists and curators. Reko Rennie, ACMI’s Artist in Residence, has selected a number of film titles featuring Indigenous subject matter over time, ranging from historical retrospectives to more contemporary works.

Art Exhibition previously on at ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 08 February 2012 to Sunday 12 February 2012

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Leading figures in the Indigenous arts community have been invited to respond to and reappraise the works through a contemporary perspective. Speakers include Glenn Iseger-Pilkington (Nyoongar and Yamatji peoples of WA, Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia) and Genevieve Greeves (Lead Curator on the redevelopment of Bunjilaka at Melbourne Museum). The historically loaded films featured in the Remembered By event will challenge the assumptions of how Aboriginal identity is often ‘remembered by’ in screen representation. Films include; Wrong Side of the Road (Ned Lander, 1981), Babakiueria (Don Featherstone, 1987) and Urban Aboriginal Artist, Talking about Aboriginal art; 3 (Peter Lipscombe, David Roberts, Chris Willing, 1991). Remembered By is on at ACMI from 11am on Sunday 12 February 2012 and is a free event. Curator Reko Rennie joined ACMI in 2010 for a year-long role as part of the Victorian Indigenous Visual Arts Residency program, made possible through the Australian Government’s National Arts and Craft Industry Support program.

“As Aboriginal people, we are culturally diverse and often there is a misconceived stereotype or romanticized notion of what an Aboriginal person should be or even look like. Remembered By helps break down some of these issues and misconceptions about what constitutes identity through the lens of film and art,” he said. Also at ACMI for the 2012 Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival, the City of Melbourne presents Blak Nite Cinema, a selection of short and feature-length films exploring the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience, across Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February. Tickets available at www.acmi.net.au