During her residency exchange at PICA, Azimah Fada will research the similarities in cultural musical instruments in Australia and Indonesia to examine the connection between music and storytelling. In Indonesia, the sinrilik of Sulawesi is a string instrument used for passing and conveying political messages, religious beliefs, folklore and supernatural narratives. While in Western Australia, Azimah will be researching instruments used for similar cultural and social purposes.
Along with Ilona McGuire, Azimah inaugurates Breeze, a new partnership between PICA, Rumata’ Artspace and Universitas Negeri Makassar that provides a platform for knowledge gathering, the exploration of cultural connections and opportunities to develop intercultural relations between Western Australia and Makassar, two areas linked by the historical and cultural ties between Australian First Nations and Makassan people whose connection pre-dates colonisation.
Supported by PICA’s Art Ambassadors.