Lisa Roberts and Leanne Lovegrove will read stories that give voice to creatures from the Southern Ocean and their relatives on land: the Antarctic krill and the Australian echidna. Their stories are held by the Lunar Time Library, a vessel for holding and sharing stories. It evolves through the Living Data Seeding Treaties 3-year travelling project to bring together Indigenous and Western knowledge of ourselves as part of nature, as scientists and as artists.
Leanne : “…I am a woman of the Worimi, Biripi Nation, born in Sydney and raised in the Thungatti Nation. My mother Lena Miranda is an Aboriginal woman and the union of Susan Dingo and a Mauitius guard at Trial Bay Goal, last name Miranda. My father George Lovegrove is of English, Scottish and Irish blood. Writing and visual arts are my vocations, as well as being the librarian at Eora College of TAFE. I trained to be a librarian at the Charles Sturt University. The red-bellied black snake and the echidna are my totems.”
Lisa: “…I was born on Norfolk Island to an Aboriginal mother and an English father. My mother’s mother hid her identity from her children in an effort to protect them. I was told I was lucky to be born white. Like many people dispossessed of knowledge of their Indigenous language and country, I feel driven to reconnect stories that sustained Aboriginal Australia for tens of thousands of years – physically, socially and spiritually. I lead the Seeding Treaties project to bring together Indigenous and Western knowledge of ourselves as part of nature, as scientists and as artists. My hope is that the Living Data Library inspires people to make their own, from stories that come from their relationships with the natural world, including relationships with the young people who are our future.”
Their work in the Listening in the Anthropocene online exhibition can be seen here from 5pm Thursday August 27, 2020.