Marella, 2020

Film, color, sound, 8’31’’, loop.

Music Côme Aguiar.

Marella is the third part of the trilogy bringing together the films Memory of glaciers, 2017, Bepicolombo, 2019 and Marella, 2020. It was shot on the west coast of Australia on the outskirts of the town of Broome, also known as the Kimberley Coast. Together with Steve Salisbury and Goolarabooloo lawman Richard Hunter, Angelika Markul went to film a set of dinosaur tracks. This place offers a rare closeness to nature, a spiritual connection to the land, sky, sea and moon. Seeking to understand our origin, this new video is always part of this quest by going back in the footsteps of those who came before us.

The Goolarabooloo are an Aboriginal tribe living on the Songline which connects the north and south of the Kimberley Coast. The Songline preserves an extremely rich history, culture, heritage and nature. In Goolarabooloo beliefs, there is a creator god also known as the Imu Man or Marella. He came to create the world, nature and mankind by leaving his footprints on the ground, the ones that we can see reappear in the video. In the evening, it is possible to see him in the Milky Way because his work is finished, Marella leaves the earth to reach the sky.

Solo show
La Formule du Temps, Centre international d’art et du paysage de Vassivière, France, 2020. Curator: Marianne Lanavère

Institutional Collection

Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA


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