Audrey and I, our histories tied
☟Audrey & I, our histories tied☟
Video essay, 2022
This video is the story of a ghost bird whom I have named Audrey. She is small parrot made extinct when eaten out of existence by British colonists on Norfolk Island. By transforming myself into the extinct Norfolk Kaka I engage in an attempt to bring her back to life, allowing her to consume me instead. Audrey & I, our histories tied asks in what ways we can confront the terrors of the past to reflect on impending terrors of the future?
Produced for the symposium ‘Impossible Stories; Linking Colonial Collections and Climate Change through Critical Fabulation’ at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.