Thinking of a moment that would define this land
From a timepiece that was in someone’s pocket when the genocides began …
Variables in time collide and short-memory syndrome spanned
The familiarity of time looped
Finality of the Primitive …
Samuel Wagan Watson
First published as ‘De´ja` vu V’ in Time and Memory
MAAS Media, Sydney, 2018.
Baranyi describes the concept of ‘yesterday’ in the language of the Eora.
On 29 April 1770 the Endeavour sailed into Kamay (Botany Bay) and the lives of Australia’s First Nations Peoples changed forever.
This installation uses technology that enables us to move through time and space – showing us where we have come from, helping us understand the impact of our footprints on Country and showing us the night sky as it was seen from Kamay on the evening of 28 April 1770 — the last sky before contact.