Ingkerr anyent-antey | The language of batik

 

Everything is one…we are a part of everything…everything is a part of us. This film is a window into the arts and cultural practices in Utopia, a remote desert community north-east of Alice Springs, in the heart of central Australia. It documents batik making interspersed with trips out on country to inspire, reconnect and document knowledge of plants and animals and their significance in everyday life. The batiks express joy in the beauty of bush medicine plants and the interconnectedness to country, dreamings and awely ‘women’s ceremonial performance’.

 

FilmĀ edited by Suzi Taylor