Unbound Collective

Ali Gumillya Baker, Mirning
Faye Rosas Blanch, Yidinyji/Mbararam
Natalie Harkin, Narungga
Simone Ulalka Tur, Yankunytjatjara

We formed in 2014 and since that time have engaged in a series of intertextual, performative ‘Sovereign Acts’ so for 52 ACTIONS we present some of the highlights of these Sovereign Acts.

Artist Bio

The Unbound Collective are a group of artists/academics working out of Flinders University on Kaurna Yarta. Their work embraces complex questions of what it means to be sovereign peoples – Yidinyji/ Mbarbram, Yankunytjatjara, Narungga, Mirning – and exist both within and outside of the institutionalisation of the colonial settler state that continually seeks to categorise and contain them.

What are the ideas that we can collectively bind ourselves to and what are the ideas that can set us free?

07.06.2021

ACT I

Bound and Unbound: Sovereign Acts – decolonising methodologies of the lived and spoken.

This multi-stage-multi-site project is presented through a poetics of performance, song, poetry and video-projection. The installation activist pieces enact inter-generational transformations of old and new stories to explore the bound and the free. What ideas we are bound to historically, and what we choose to (un)bind ourselves to and from now and into the future.

We acknowledge Dr Julie Gough as creative collaborator in conceptualising and presenting Act I.


ACT II

Act II was presented in three stages. Two site-specific performances were conducted in and around the city's colonial 'cultural-precinct'. Accompanying images and text were also installed to weave a QR-code narrative of sovereign love poems on ten bus shelters in the city and suburbs of Adelaide.

This work was commissioned for TARNANTHI Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Art Festival in October 2015.

Act I and II speak back to colonial institutions of power as dominant sites and repositories of cultural knowledge production.

This is a counter narrative repatriation of love to ancestors and loving rupturing reminder that this is Kaurna Yarta, Kaurna land.


08.06.2021

 


Past Actions

07 Jun - 13 Jun 2021

Unbound Collective

31 May - 06 Jun 2021

OLC Art Collective

24 May - 30 May 2021

Naomi Hobson

17 May - 23 May 2021

Adrft Lab

10 May - 16 May 2021

Pat Brassington

03 May - 09 May 2021

Eddie Abd

26 Apr - 02 May 2021

Loren Kronemyer

19 Apr - 25 Apr 2021

Guo Jian

12 Apr - 18 Apr 2021

Kenny Pittock

05 Apr - 11 Apr 2021

Jannawi Dance Clan

29 Mar - 04 Apr 2021

Gillian Kayrooz

22 Mar - 28 Mar 2021

Nathan Beard

15 Mar - 21 Mar 2021

Pilar Mata Dupont

08 Mar - 14 Mar 2021

Michael Cook

01 Mar - 07 Mar 2021

Seini F Taumoepeau

22 Feb - 28 Feb 2021

Dani Marti

15 Feb - 21 Feb 2021

Lill Colgan & Sab D'Souza

08 Feb - 14 Feb 2021

Chris Yee

01 Feb - 07 Feb 2021

Rochelle Haley

25 Jan - 31 Jan 2021

Karrabing Film Collective

18 Jan - 24 Jan 2021

Nici Cumpston

11 Jan - 17 Jan 2021

Johnathon World Peace Bush

07 Dec - 13 Dec 2020

Aphids

30 Nov - 06 Dec 2020

Raquel Ormella

23 Nov - 29 Nov 2020

Léuli Eshrāghi

16 Nov - 22 Nov 2020

Rolande Souliere

09 Nov - 15 Nov 2020

TV Moore

02 Nov - 08 Nov 2020

Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu

26 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

Ivey Wawn

19 Oct - 25 Oct 2020

Naomi Blacklock

12 Oct - 18 Oct 2020

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

05 Oct - 11 Oct 2020

Yhonnie Scarce

28 Sep - 04 Oct 2020

Ruha Fifita

21 Sep - 27 Sep 2020

Kaylene Whiskey

14 Sep - 20 Sep 2020

Adam Linder

07 Sep - 13 Sep 2020

Archie Barry

31 Aug - 06 Sep 2020

Min Wong

24 Aug - 30 Aug 2020

Hayley Millar-Baker

17 Aug - 23 Aug 2020

Erin Coates

10 Aug - 16 Aug 2020

Diego Bonetto

03 Aug - 09 Aug 2020

Tyza Stewart

27 Jul - 02 Aug 2020

Larissa Hjorth

20 Jul - 26 Jul 2020

Louise Zhang

13 Jul - 19 Jul 2020

Henri Papin (Meijers & Walsh)

06 Jul - 12 Jul 2020

Stelarc

29 Jun - 05 Jul 2020

Rainbow Chan

22 Jun - 28 Jun 2020

Jason Phu

15 Jun - 21 Jun 2020

Abdul Abdullah

08 Jun - 14 Jun 2020

Patricia Piccinini

01 Jun - 07 Jun 2020

Brook Andrew

25 May - 31 May 2020

Radha

18 May - 24 May 2020

James Tylor