Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Fri, 17 June – Sun, 30 October 2022
Humboldt Forum, Berlin

The exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters tells one of the central creation stories (songlines) of the Australian continent. Songlines are cultural routes that traverse all of Australia. Through story, song and visual culture like ceremonial performance or rock art, songlines map the routes and activities of the Ancestral beings, whose travels created the land. The Seven Sisters songlines tell the saga of seven women who cleverly and cunningly elude a male pursuer with magical powers as they flee across three deserts. […]

Originally shown at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra in 2017 the exhibition travelled to Perth (Australia) and Plymouth (UK). In Berlin, Songlines is presented by the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss in partnership with the Ethnologisches Museum – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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