The law of feeling: experiments in a Yolngu museology

Gurrumuruwuy, Paul, and Deger, Jennifer (2020) The law of feeling: experiments in a Yolngu museology. In: Lewi, Hannah, Smith, Wally, vom Lehn, Dirk, and Cooke, Steven, (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of New digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, pp. 335-344.

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This chapter provides a short, step-by-step introduction to Paul Gurrumuruwuy’s credo for dhakay-nanhawuy as it guides his approach to digital museology. Gurrumuruwuy is a senior member of one branch of the Dhalwangu clan from the East Arnhem region of northern Australia. Part of what makes Miyarrka Media’s work novel is that because it has been funded as a form of collaborative practice-led research. Gurrumuruwuy considers that he knows something worth sharing, not only about the stories, songs and affinities that bind Yolngu families across generations, but about the potential performative and affective power of digital media more generally. Dhakay-nanhawuy rom is the Yolngu term that Gurrumuruwuy uses to describes the social aesthetics at the heart of all Miyarrka Media’s projects. The chapter shows how a Yolngu, ritual-honed social aesthetics can be given form and expression through digital media.

Item ID: 62317
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-58129-6
Copyright Information: © 2020 selection and editorial matter, Hannah Lewi, Wally Smith, Dirk vom Lehn and Steven Cooke; individual chapters, the contributors
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2020 00:34
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450110 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media, film, animation and photography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 50%
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