Filmed across Lake Bumbunga, a salt lake located in South Australia, Urritjara, starring actor and performance artist Derik Lynch, is a gripping portrait of the synergy between sound, earth and movement directed by filmmaker and visual artist Tim Georgeson. Urritjara, meaning ‘movement’ in Lynch's Yankunytjatara traditional language, is a film capturing gestural performance about connection to country and journey through landscape.
Born and raised in Aputula (Finke) Community in Central Australia, dance has always been a big part of Lynch's culture and practice. Lynch's body contorts in various forms and space to the sounds of ‘Kalkani’, a composition by vocalist, composer and didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and improvising cross-genre violinist and composer Veronique Serret.
The artists would like to acknowledge the ongoing custodianship of the Narungga Nation and thank the elders, past, present and emerging on which this film was made.
Artist / Director : Tim Georgeson
Creative director : Tim Georgeson
Director of Photography : Andy Gough
Editor : Adam Wills
Colourist : Fergus Rotherman
Composition : Kalkani
Composed and performed by : William Barton and Veronique Serret
Music commissioned and recorded by: ABC Classic
Actor / Performer : Derik Lynch
Installation Images Photographed by Campbell Henderson
About The Artist
Tim Georgeson is a filmmaker and photographic artist whose oeuvre features mystical insight on cultural enclaves, environmental and humanitarian crisis zones, street life and haunted landscapes. His unique perspective inside the boundaries of art and documentary captures complex dynamics in contemporary life in a momentous time of globalism and technological change. His current film work merges found moments and storytelling with musical design in groundbreaking collaborations, most notably with Australian indigenous artists and communities in landscapes that have been transformed by natural disasters.
Georgeson is the recipient of World Press Photo, Leica Camera, International Centre for Photography (New York), and National Geographic awards. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in France, the UK, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, Canada, the US, and Australia. His work is held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, the Australian Museum, the Bundanon Trust Art Museum as well as in regional galleries, museums, and private collections internationally.