Dogmilk’s new cross-cultural exchange project, Sipakatuo (Glorify One Another)

all circles the moon and dirt shines in the sun, 2021. Courtesy of Dogmilk Films and DSTV.
Asialink Arts is proud to have supported the creative collaboration, documentary and immersive installation by Dogmilk (Sam Hewison and Chris Cochrane-Friedrich) with partners in Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia (Wahyu Al MardhaniViktor Konda and Josh Peters)

all circles the moon and dirt shines in the sun is a collision of form and substance – an emotional topography of life in Toraja, made up of over 4000 separate clips from archival material captured by DSTV founder Victor Konda in Toraja over the past 15 years. The materials are re-arranged providing a visceral, living and growing archive of Torajan life, individual and communal. The film is accompanied by text from interviews conducted over the last four years and sound recordings collected by sound artist Josh Peters in Toraja.

Join us for the presentation of this epic new work – 4 video channels on 4 screens, each a different perspective and temporality of the same event, of adjacent action, each contributing to the construction of a shared collective memory.

Duration: 91 mins
Date: Saturday, 11 December 2021 & Sunday, 12 December 2021
Time: 2.30pm AEDT (Sunday only), 5.00pm AEDT, 8.00pm AEDT
Location: North Magdalen Laundry, Abbotsford Convent (1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Wurundjeri Country, VIC 3067)
Ticket prices: $15 full price, $10 concession

This work includes images of a person who has passed away and their body’s preparation for a funeral ceremony. Some viewers may find this footage distressing.


This project is presented and supported by Asialink Arts with generous funding assistance from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, we gratefully acknowledge additional event support from Project Eleven.