Christian Thompson: Bayi Gardiya (Singing Desert)

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The inaugural Mordant Family VR Commission recipient was Dr Christian Thompson, one of Australia’s leading visual artists.

Thompsons’ proposed work Bayi Gardiya (Singing Desert) is a bold, ambitious and new virtual reality work. In it he invites audiences to walk through the landscape of his childhood, where they will witness a simple yet profound aesthetic gesture of the artist singing in his traditional Bidjara language, a language that has been recognised as extinct.

Bayi Gardiya will be completed in late 2018