Sovereign Acts - Decolonising Methodologies
Bound and Unbound are four Indigenous women scholars that explore complex ideas of being both bound and free. They challenge us to rethink Sovereign identity and representation through their unique standpoints as artists and Indigenous women. Their work compels a call and response engagement with the broader Aboriginal community.
Their ongoing series of performative works Bound and Unbound: Sovereign Acts, forms part of a process of giving back and cultural continuance. Their Sovereign Acts speak back to colonial institutions of power as the dominant repositories of culture/knowledge.
The core themes that weave and bind their performative work include:
- Interrogations of State colonial archives
- Ethical practice and responsibility
- Enacting memory and storytelling
- Sovereign identity and (re)representation.
Ali Gumillya Baker
Ali Baker is a member of the provocative performance group The Unbound Collective. The group engages with complex issues of the past and how it bleeds into the present by mining archives and unearthing histories, interviewin...
Faye Rosas Blanch
Faye Rosas Blanch is a Murri woman from the Atherton Tablelands of Yidniji/Mbarbarm descent. She has worked on Kaurna Land in Yunggorendi First Nations Centre, Flinders University. She has worked as an Aboriginal Education W...
Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman, a member of the Chester family from Point Pearce in South Australia.
She has worked in the Aboriginal higher education sector in South Australia since the mid-1990s, and is now a L...
Simone Ulalka Tur
Simone Ulalka Tur is from the Antikirinya/Yankunytjatjara community north-west of South Australia in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands and resides in Adelaide. In early 2012 she became the Director of Yun...
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