The Spirit of Things

Artist
The Stiff Gins

Nation
Yuwaalaraay/Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri AUS

Price ($)
45

Date
10 May Wednesday 8pm

Duration
90 min

Venue
Melbourne Recital Centre
Sturt Street, Southbank

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10 May 20 Sep Australia/Melbourne The Spirit of Things http://yirramboi.net.au/events/the-spirit-of-things/ Artist: The Stiff Gins Nation: Yuwaalaraay/Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri AUS Price ($): 45 Duration: 90 min ‘Stiff Gins are one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed indigenous folk/pop/vocal groups.’ Chaos A moving sonic response to Indigenous objects and artefacts held in museum collections globally, Spirit of Things is a new music-based performance work by Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, members of the award-winning musical duo, the Stiff Gins, in collaboration with renowned British director Felix Cross. Simpson and Briggs became concerned by the disconnection and distance between Indigenous cultural objects in numerous museum collections and their ancestral country. To the artists, objects such as these are more than mere shadows of the past: they are living entities, buzzing with life. Spirit of Things will awaken these objects, unlocking them through music, stories and performance to reconnect them with their communities and creators once more. Melbourne Recital Centre RMIT School of Art art.school@rmit.edu.au Book

‘Stiff Gins are one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed indigenous folk/pop/vocal groups.’ Chaos

A moving sonic response to Indigenous objects and artefacts held in museum collections globally, Spirit of Things is a new music-based performance work by Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, members of the award-winning musical duo, the Stiff Gins, in collaboration with renowned British director Felix Cross.

Simpson and Briggs became concerned by the disconnection and distance between Indigenous cultural objects in numerous museum collections and their ancestral country. To the artists, objects such as these are more than mere shadows of the past: they are living entities, buzzing with life.

Spirit of Things will awaken these objects, unlocking them through music, stories and performance to reconnect them with their communities and creators once more.

Acknowledgements

A Performance Space Production. Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in association with YIRRAMBOI.

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