Letter to Corhanwarrabul (2023)
HD video, 2:43, colour, sound
Drawing from the artist’s family photo albums of visits to Mount Dandenong, Letter to Corhanwarrabul considers flows and cycles of time, migration, displacement, becoming, and entanglements with past and future bodies.
This work was created on and in dialogue with Wurundjeri woi-wurrung country. As a migrant settler and uninvited guest, Eugenia pays deep respect to the traditional custodians of this land, and their long, ongoing practice of culture, storytelling, science and care for Country.
Artist/editor — Eugenia Lim
Archival photographs from Lim family collection
Video samples — Black Box Guild and Ferraro Films / Pond5
Sound samples — SoundFXellence / Pond5
Commissioned by Burrinja Cultural Centre and Yarra Ranges Council for Holding Pattern 2023
*Eugenia Lim artist bio
Eugenia Lim is an Australian artist of Chinese-Singaporean heritage who works across body, lens, social and spatial practice to explore how national identities, migration and capital cut, divide and bond our interdependent world. Based on unceded lands in the Kulin Nation, Lim has shown at the Tate Modern (London), LOOP (Barcelona), Recontemporary (Turin), Kassel Dokfest, Museum of Contemporary Art (Syd), ACCA, Next Wave, FACT (Liverpool), and EXiS (Seoul). She co-founded CHANNELS Festival, co-wrote and hosted Video Becomes Us on ABC iView and is a former co-director at APHIDS. Lim has been artist-in-residence with the Experimental Television Centre (NY), Bundanon Trust, 4A Beijing Studio, and Gertrude Contemporary. Lim is a 2022 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow and winner of Charlottenborg Spring’s 2022 Deep Forest Art Land Award.
Eugenia Lim is represented by STATION.
This year’s program is presented by Burrinja in collaboration with ngurrak barring | RidgeWalk. ngurrak barring is a cultural experience being developed along the trails of the Dandenong Ranges, celebrating the deep cultural and creative history of this place within an unparalleled natural environment.