4-8pm, 23-24 January 2021 & 30-31 January 2021 | Princes Park Magazine, Alexandra Battery, Blinking Billy Point | Presented by CONSTANCE ARI for Mona Foma 2021

Making Ground Artist Statements

Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Across Dark Waters, 2019
Dual- channel video and sound: 6.52 min 

Across Dark Waters explores the movement of bodies and lived experience of indentured labourers sent to work, from India to South Africa, on colonial sugar plantations. Sancintya Mohini Simpson navigates the complexities of migration, memory and trauma through addressing gaps and silences within the colonial archive. Sancintya’s work is informed by the archival material that is available to her, and the living memory and reality of herself and family. Continuing to trace her maternal background of indenture, she creates a new archive that speaks to shared narratives of indentured labour, and her re-representation of history creates a reflective space for ongoing resistance and healing.

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CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the Palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

Making Ground is presented by CONSTANCE ARI in partnership with Mona Foma, and assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

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