Opened on October 4 at Thailand’s Creative & Design Center (TCDC), "Walking through a Songline" is a new digital pop-up experience based on part of the National Museum of Australia’s internationally acclaimed exhibition, "Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters".
A songline, also called a dreaming track, is an important element in Aboriginal beliefs, relating to a spiritual journey across land or sometimes the sky. These paths are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance, and other art forms or rituals.
Previously exhibited in Australia and Europe, "Walking through a Songline" captivates audiences with vibrant imagery and striking sound. You learn about Australia’s indigenous arts, culture, and creativity as you literally walk through the immersive experience. This installation specifically follows The Seven Sisters Story, an epic tale of lust, love, passion, and danger that is known to be one of the most widely-distributed ancient stories amongst Aboriginal Australia. The songline covers more than half the width of the continent, from deep in the Central Desert out to the west coast. Therefore, the songline also travels through many different language groups, with different sections of the narrative recognized in different parts of the country.
Suitable for all ages, "Walking through a Songline" is developed by the National Museum of Australia and Mosster Studio, with support from the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and the Museum’s donor community. The installation is on display at TCDC now until November 6, 2022, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30am-7pm. (The venue is closed on Mondays). Admission is free.
For more information, visit tcdc.or.th.