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The Calling
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia


February 4th - July 13th
Opening: 
February 4th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
The Calling, Angelica MesitiAngelica Mesiti, The Calling, 2013, Still
© Courtesy of the artist & The ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
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To conduct research for The Calling, artist Angelica Mesiti has travelled to the village of Kuskoy in Northern Turkey, the island of La Gomera in The Canary Islands and the Island of Evia in Greece where whistling languages are all still in use.

For these communities, whistling languages are in a process of transformation from their traditional use as tools for communication across vast lands into tourist attractions and cultural artefacts and are being taught to local school children.

The Calling is a poignant exploration of ancient human traditions evolving and adapting to the modern world. Mesiti's work speaks to the tenacity and creativity of traditional cultures in the face of technical progress and environmental flux.

This exhibition is the work of Sydney/Paris-based artist Angelica Mesiti, winner of the inaugural Ian Potter Moving Image Commission.

Angelica Mesiti is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery. Produced by Felix Media.


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