Karrabing Film Collective

The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland

2018 | 26''

The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland is a powerful intervention in contemporary debate about the future present of climate change, extractive capitalism, and industrial toxicity from the point of view of indigenous worlds.

  • Karrabing Film Collective is an award-winning group of some thirty filmmakers and artists most of whom are Indigenous to the lands and coasts along northwestern Australia. In the Emiyengal Indigenous language Karrabing means ‘tide out’. It refers to a time of coming together, as well as to the coastline that connects the Karrabing Film Collective as an extended family group across social lines. The Karrabing Film Collective has presented its work at IMA Brisbane; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Jakarta Biennale; Centre Pompidou, Paris; e-flux, New York; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Tate Modern, London; Documenta 14, Kassel; the Melbourne International Film Festival and Biennale of Sydney among others.