Closing Event – Hannah Brontë

WHEN : 10th March, 2:00 - 5:00pm
WHERE : Institute of Modern Art

To mark the closing of the first Green Screen presentation of 2018, hear from artist Hannah Brontë as she discusses her video work ‘Umma’s Tongue­­–molten at 6000°’, 2pm Saturday 10 March. The work is currently on display in the IMA Screening Room, 13 January–10 March.

Hannah Brontë’s recent video work ‘Umma’s Tongue­­–molten at 6000°’ pairs the female black body with panoramic images of mining and natural destruction. As the artist describes it: “If mother earth were a rapper then this is her new music video”. The word umma, or mother, repeated by a cast of Indigenous female rappers calls up the matriarchal figure of nature in resistance to a dystopian landscape of human industry. Entwining the women’s words with Mother Nature’s tongue, Brontë voices her warning— “don’t make umma have to clap back”.

Don’t miss your last chance to see ‘Umma’s Tongue­­–molten at 6000°’ and hear from the artist.

Find out more on the IMA website here:

Image: Hannah Bronte, ‘Umma’s Tongue–molten at 6000°’ (film still), 2017, single channel projection 4:50min