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☟Audrey & I, our histories tied☟

Video essay, 05:33, 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.