Installing Yanmeearr by Vicki Couzens - Field Carr
Installing Yanmeearr by Vicki Couzens - Field Carr

ACMI presents

In Conversation: Vicki Couzens, Daniel von Sturmer & John Harvey


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Wed 31 Mar 2021


To celebrate ACMI's new major commissions, Yanmeeyarr, CATARACT (concrete) and Canopy, join the artists as they discuss their inspirations, process and technique.

In this special event hosted by ACMI Chief Curator Sarah Tutton, artist Vicki Couzens will discuss the traditions of fireside storytelling and Yanmeeyarr, her multi-part artwork that embodies the centuries-spanning connection between traditional Indigenous storytelling and the contemporary moving image. Daniel von Sturmer will talk about the inspirations for, and technical challenges of, creating his new multi-screen work CATARACT (concrete), in which everyday moments are presented across 60 screens as a complex cacophony. John Harvey will discuss exploring connections and symbolism and his approach to storytelling through his multi-channel installation Canopy.


Swinburne Studio, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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About the artists

Vicki Couzens

Vicki Couzens is a prominent possum cloak and multimedia artist and Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong woman from the Western Districts of Victoria. 

Vicki Couzens

Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer’s experimental practice includes video, photography and installation. His works explore the interplay between the viewer and the viewed. His approach playfully tests expectations of everyday occurrences.

Daniel von Sturmer

John Harvey

John Harvey is an Indigenous storyteller. He is a director, producer and writer across screen and stage and is the creative director of Brown Cabs. His award-winning work has appeared in film festivals in Australia and overseas, while his productions have been staged by theatre companies across Australia and New Zealand.


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