Let Me Pass Onto You is an enquiry into walking as an act of learning, intergenerational relationships, knowledge, custodianship and the conservation movement in the face of the climate crisis. To have this work which is made in Dharug Country, presented and held in Wiradjuri Country at MAMA in such a way is a special honour.
That the work translates and speaks to people in the context of the exhibition ‘No Easy Answers’, curated by former MAMA director Bree Pickering, and to be shown in the company of such esteemed fellow artists is a privilege to be a part of. (Wow!)
There is a lot I could hope viewers take away from the work. But perhaps the stand out feedback for me, has been when someone tells me that their kid never ever sits still, yet for some reason they sat and watched the whole film; or when someone tells me they cried and the work exploded their heart.
Underlying all this is creating a connection - whether it be with the natural world as a part of us; or our stories and identity in relation to a sense of place; or the light of realisation of what we have and what we have lost; or the understanding we need to do better to protect, revitalise, cultivate and create something of value to pass on to the next generation.