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Dreamtime, Machinetime (1987)

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Original classification rating: not rated. This clip chosen to be PG

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Banduk Marika walks amongst the Sydney population. She speaks about the use of Dreaming symbols and the restriction that occurs as a result of each family member being responsible for different symbols and stories.

Curator’s notes

An important insight into the relationship between art and the responsibility to land. Marika mentions that European art is different, and in the context of the direct relationship between the artist and familial or inherited responsibility over tracts of land, Indigenous art and European art fulfils greatly different functions.

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