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Marungka Tjalantananyi (Dipped in Black) is a multi disciplinary film and photographic art project created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch & Australian artist Matthew Thorne that explores (in dream and memory) Derik’s childhood growing up in the heart of central Australia.

The story follows his road trip from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back to Aputula on country to perform Drag on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth - and of the land - return.

Inma is a 60,000+ year old form of storytelling using the visual, verbal and physical. As a place of storytelling it is also the place where the history and stories of the past are written and shared in the present.

Commissioned by the South Australian Film Corporation and Adelaide Film Festival.
To be premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival 2022.

Marungka Tjalantananyi (Dipped in Black) is a multi disciplinary film and photographic art project created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch & Australian artist Matthew Thorne that explores (in dream and memory) Derik’s childhood growing up in the heart of central Australia.

The story follows his road trip from the oppression of white city life in Adelaide back to Aputula on country to perform Drag on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth - and of the land - return.

Inma is a 60,000+ year old form of storytelling using the visual, verbal and physical. As a place of storytelling it is also the place where the history and stories of the past are written and shared in the present.