Making Worlds Otherwise

Jennifer Deger (Creator), Paul Gurrumuruwuy (Creator), Enid Guruŋulmiwuy (Creator), Warren Balpatji (Creator), Meredith Balanydjarrk (Creator), James Ganambarr, (Creator), Kayleen Djingadjingawuy (Creator), Victoria Baskin Coffey (Creator), Sebastian Lowe (Creator)

Research output: Non-textual form - including ERA-eligible Creative WorksCreative Work - ERA-eligible

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Abstract

This film is an invitation to participate in a Yolŋu art of connection. We assembled this little film during lockdown, remixing material from our phones, our exhibitions, and our documentary films to renew our call for a yuta, or new, anthropology: an anthropology that uses images, sounds, and stories to draw very different worlds into a relationship. There’s something powerful here, if you are open. We call it dhäkay-ŋänhawuy rom, the law of feeling.

Yuta anthropology models an urgent yet playful method of collaboration and recombination; a mode of creative and specifically located worldmaking through which emerge new openings, patterns, and connections.

Maybe you teach media, or Indigenous cultures, or art, or photography, or ethnographic methods. Maybe like us, you want to urgently rethink anthropology’s role in responding to the challenges of contemporary life. Take a look. You might find something interesting here. You might get ideas for your own yuta anthropology.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoyal Anthropological Institute
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

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