Mowaljarlai

Mowaljarlai 2008
digital video, VHS and film, duration: 3 mins
commissioned by the ABC and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia


Erin Coates' portrait of Ngarinyin artist, educator and activist, Bungal (David) Mowaljarlia (c. 1926-1997) conveys the indivisibility of this man and his country through the video's interleaving of the temporal and the spatial. It solemnly records the loss of knowledge that has accompanied his passing.
~ Jasmin Stephens, from the Yellow Vest Syndrome catalogue essay