about the artist


The Land still speaks to us,

and The Speaking Land 

will help us understand its language. *2

 

"For Aboriginal peoples, country is much more than a place. Rock, tree, river, hill, animal, human – all were formed of the same substance by the Ancestors who continue to live in land, water, sky. Country is filled with relations speaking language and following Law, no matter whether the shape of that relation is human, rock, crow, wattle. Country is loved, needed, and cared for, and country loves, needs, and cares for her peoples in turn. Country is family, culture, identity. Country is self." *1

 

The inherent theme of my work is 'interconnectedness' and engagement with the local natural environment through direct sensory exposure & awareness. I want to share these values through my work to other people in the world. In the realization of my work I use photography, video, field recordings & texts/poets from philosophers, writers, indigenous people. I studied Visual Arts at the Minerva Academy Groningen & The Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam//Biography

RUURLO NL, OKTOBER 2019