THALWEG

THALWEG invites settlers and migrants, to consider our relationship to the lands of the Boon Wurrung people.

 

In geography, a thalweg is the deepest part of a creek (khaleej), valley or river. It also marks the direction of the water flow. Before European colonization, Skeleton Creek, was cared for by the Yalukut-Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung people or language group. It made up the delicate ecosystem that provided the Boon Wurrung people with life-sustaining resources and technologies.

THALWEG invites us as settlers and migrants, to consider our relationship to the lands of the Boon Wurrung people, the Traditional owners of where we meet tonight; as we imagine how it is that we can be in solidarity with one another, care for the land that we have come to live on and direct the future course of our collective relations, from a place of deep curiosity and understanding.

THALWEG was a 12.35min video projected large scale on viaduct as part of Trail of Light Festival (2019).

Artistic Director and Videographer: Hilo Mur 

Dancers: Josh Twee and Nithya Nagarajan

Sound Artist: Thanh Hằng Phạm