Using the 1983 music video for David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, which was shot in Carinda in NSW, as a reference point, Momentum is an unapologetically political installation exploring Indigenous representation in global pop culture.
The multi-platform installation will be hosted in Urban Theatre Project’s award-winning architectural installation Blak Box and will include visual art, poems, spoken word and music about the topic.
Set on the Stargazer Lawn at Barangaroo Reserve, Blak Box is an immersive creative space and a celebration of First Peoples' concept of "deep listening". The purpose-built creative stage will screen Bowie's seminal, progressive music video with reflections from some of Australia’s most celebrated Indigenous artists and thinkers on its cultural significance.
Curated by Bundjalung/Kullilli/South Sea Islander Daniel Browning, the installation features audio and visual art from 14 Indigenous artists and celebrates the creative significance of First Nations people in our cultural landscape.