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CultureX Series - Ainu

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Murni Mo Selle

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2018

Fina art paper

Edition of 10

Dimensions: 81.3cm(H) x 61.0cm(W) x 0.3cm(D) / 32.0"(H) x 24.0"(W) x 0.1"(D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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The plight of the indigenous and uncontactable tribe deserves to be heard. With globalisation and technology, we forget that somewhere in the deep jungle are real human beings, nature whisperers, animists who communicate with their ancestors for guidance in the quest for their daily survival. Yet poachers and capitalists dig deeper into nature to either take their food away from them or profit from the land that housed them. This series is a tribute to the endangered tribes like the Awa Guajas (Amazon), Jarawas (Andaman Islands), the Nukak (Colombia), the Elo Molo (Kenya) and the Nukak (Colombia) who only have less 600 people in each tribe left. There are more tribes unaccounted for on this earth. These are real lives at stake, to which if we turn a blind eye and participate in irresponsible travel activities such as the "human safari" will contribute to their extinction.

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As a digital remixer, the expression to showcase this issue digitally is a juxtaposition of the old world in modern time. The research was done through an extensive study of their lives through digital traces only, which is the reason for this choice to go digital. This is a glimpse of what could be the downfall of humanity should the tribes truly do "extinct". I seek the audience to champion this cause so we can decide for ourselves the kind of society and legacy we leave for our children.

As a new media, the best print is on fine art paper to achieve maximum effect.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1976

Hometown: Singapore

Lives and Works: Singapore

Murni Mo Selle is a Singapore based multi-disciplinary visual artist and marketing and communications consultant. As a creative, she is known for her role as a VJ in the superclub called Ministry of Sound from 2006 to 2008, television productions from 2008 to 2012 and later in the advertising agencies creating award-winning campaigns. Her authentic self is still attached to the arts, so the decision to create again is empirical to maintaining a sense of self and purpose. As a social activist, her practice incorporates intersecting layers of different media: film, sound, photography and digital. Her current works explore issues of the social divide, identity, gender, eco-consciousness, and the protection of indigenous tribes.

Mo Selle’s works have been widely featured locally and internationally. Group exhibitions include Z-Axis - PAVED Arts (2009), Saskatoon, Canada; “Poetics of Space”(2008), Rectangular Dreams, Theaterworks Installation, Moscow; CellsButton Media Exhibition (2007), Jogjakarta Indonesia, Via Via Cafe (2008), Jogjakarta Indonesia; Video Art Showcase (2009), Artoholic Gallery, Singapore; Visuals for Theater Performance, SUVADUGAL (2006), Singapore; collaboration with VJ Andrews for DJ TIESTO’S Tour, After the Sunset (2007), Singapore. Her short film was showcased at both the Melbourne Queer Festival (2008), Singapore Int’l Film Festival (2007). She received her training in Multimedia Production from SAE Institute of Technology (2003), Digital Filmmaking from LASALLE College of the Arts (2008) and Communications and Media Management from University of South Australia (2012).

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