Bayi Gardiya (Singing Desert)

Australia, 2019

Creative technology studio: Nakatomi
Performed by Christian Thompson
Composed by Christian Thompson and Mark Mitchell
Sound production by Mark Mitchell at Electric Dreams Studio
With special thanks to Rachael Sheridan, Jeanette Little and Leyla Varela

Mixed reality ACMI commissions
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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.

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Previously on display

23 May 2019

ACMI Future Lab

Credits

creator

Christian Thompson

Duration

00:06:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
2019

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

Z000126

Languages

Bidjara (Australian language)

English

Subject category

Virtual Reality

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Object Types

Virtual Reality Work

Materials

360 degree video, VR system, headphones, sand and AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia

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