Research Advisors

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Jennifer Deger

Jennifer Deger is anthropologist, filmmaker and occasional curator specialising in the study of visual culture and media worlds. Originally trained as a radio and television producer, Jennifer has worked on collaborative and experimental media projects with Aboriginal people from Northeast Arnhem Land for more than twenty years.  Out of these projects she has written widely on Indigenous aesthetics, film, art and photography, including her book Shimmering Screens: Making Media in an Aboriginal Community (University of Minnesota Press).

Jennifer's practice-led reasearch claims creativity as a critical mode of social engagement and anaysis. She is a founding member of Miyarrka Media, a new media arts collective of Yolngu and non-Aboriginal filmmakers, arts and performers, based in the community of Gapuwiyak, NT.

As part of Jennifer's current Future Fellowship project, Digital Relations: New Media in Arnhem Land, Miyarrka Media are developing two shared ethnographic projects for international exhibition: Christmas Birrimbirr (Christmas Spirit) and Gapuwiyak Calling: Phone-Made Media from Arnhem Land. They are also in postproduction on a documentary film called Ringtone about a Yolngu poetics of digital connection.


Ton Otto

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Annette Markham

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