It unfolded on a dark and stormy evening…Lost in the sheer-fright of night-fire…Echoes of thunder-clap ebbing, the lightning smashed against the virginal and slender lure of its
Myrtaceae Eudicots shining in the wilderness of empty screams, the composites of such
alluring skin a mystery, in an Albert Namatjira water-colour affinity to glow forever,
caught…The leaves in mortal hands rub caustic eucalyptus cologne…How the old-ones
collected trail of its blood to render resins so strong…The unique smell of bush-fire would
be so lost without its burning demise…
Possessed by incarnate passion the solace of the bush screams with mute insanity…
The poetry film ‘An Illumines-cant Transmogrification of Being: Encountering the Ghost Gum’ was first shown at the Edinburgh Festival’s House of Oz, which showcased the diversity and vibrancy of Australian arts and creativity from 5-29 August, 2022.
Interview with Samuel
This film project was generously supported by AIATSIS and produced by Steph Vajda, Dan Baebler and Sam Watson from Article One.