Bayi Gardiya (Singing Desert) is an immersive, 360 degree moving image and sound experience.
The environment within Bayi Gardiya situates a visitor in the creek bed of The Sixth Mile, Barcaline, western Queensland. The imagery and sound within transforms from morning to midday and then to twilight and night. These transitions also shift through seasonal change to represent and also comment on the impacts of Global Warming on the fragile, semi-desert Hinterland and country represented in the work.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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This work has been digitised and can be viewed in the display above.
In ACMI's collection
Previously on display
23 May 2019
ACMI Future Lab
Bidjara (Australian language)
Virtual Reality Work
360 degree video, VR system, headphones, sand and AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia