Davidson’s residency was to continue to develop his project on “Aboriginal Imagination” where he developed an indigenous ‘view’ of the body and what goes on inside it using indigenous language for health education and change.
Jason Davidson a Gurindji/Mara/Nalakarn artist, based in Darwin, has a background in music and design. He studied Visual Arts at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory. His current practice involves producing works including elements of animation, video, music and his unique ‘X-Ray’ art style - hand drawn designs of animals and body organs. Recently he has brought these issues to light again with the launch of a new website Aboriginal Imagination. Featuring the arts, health and copyright, it is also intended as a safe haven for family members and other artists to promote their artwork in an Aboriginal controlled environment free of other cultural gate-keepers.
His bio-medical story combining animation, video and music (Aboriginal Knowledge Concept) was used in Aboriginal communities and schools as education material.
The project also took the approach of developing an educational package for Aboriginal people.
The six-month SymbioticA residency was funded through the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council.