Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation
Jennifer Loureide Biddle is Director of Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Experimental Arts at the University of New South Wales. She is the author of Breasts, Bodies, Canvas: Central Desert Art as Experience.
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
This chapter is about the burgeoning of animation as a remote avant-garde aesthetic. It offers a close and sustained analysis of the stop-motion, still-life animation of Yarrenyty Arltere’s film Antanette and Tom (2010), in relation to the multiplatform still-life aesthetic platform of Yarrenyty Arltere Artists. There is a marked emergence of animation as an experimental art form across remote Aboriginal communities. Animation uniquely enables the capacity to present (not represent) Aboriginal life world(s): making proximate and making ready unique social conditions for cultural emergence, revelation, and encounter. It responds to the pressing issue of how distinct Indigenous cultural ways of...