Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black) is a film and photographic project created by Yankunytjatjara artist Derik Lynch and Australian artist Matthew Thorne. The story follows his road trip from the oppression of whitefella city life in Adelaide back to country, Aputula, to perform his own dance on sacred Inma ground, while memories from his youth return. Memories that explore in a half-dream, half-reality Derik’s childhood growing up in the heart of central Australia.
Inma is a traditional form of storytelling using the visual, verbal, and physical. It is how Anangu Tjukurpa (myths) have been passed down for over 60,000+ years from generation to generation.