ALREADY OCCUPIED - djara nanambaru (earth-body)

Artist:

Libby Harward

Year:

2021

Medium:

Digital video, 7:02 mins

Already Occupied – djara nanambaru (earth-body) is a new edit of a previous work Yuwayi! Jana-n-ba Wunjayi! (Goodbye! Go away now!) (2018). djara nanambaru is edited with the intention to be screened in mirrored reflection of itself. It is part of an ongoing project, Already Occupied, that asserts Aboriginal Sovereignty through site specific actions on country. djara nanambaru documents temporary performative installations undertaken on the beaches of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and Mulgumpin (Moreton Island), on Quandamooka Country and reflects them to assert themes of ongoing resistance to the occupation of country, the artist’s earth-body connection to djara (country) and the process of intergenerational remembering