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.
Hannah Brontë’s practice focuses on developing female and indigenous empowerment. Influenced by her love for rap and the power of spoken word, she explores language in popular culture, hip-hop, and slang. Brontë has exhibited nationally including at Channels Festival, Next Wave, Melbourne; Redlands Art Gallery, Cleveland; Wiloughboughy Art Centre, Sydney; Metro Arts, Brisbane; First Draft, Sydney; Proximity Arts Festival, Perth; St Pauls Gallery, Auckland; Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane; MCA Art Bar, Sydney; and Vivid, Sydney. Her background as a DJ has seen her run a series of all-female club nights titled FEMPRESS.