Seven Sites, Seven Words,
The Suffering of Aboriginal Australians and the Passion of Jesus,
an Easter Week observance of remembrance.
Video: Seven Sites, Seven Words (2012)
You may find the complete resource here: Seven Sites, Seven Words (559 KB)
The Program is here: Program (263 KB)
The Contents of the resource are:
Preparing the Sites
Prologue and Invitation
Site 1: Holdfast Bay 1836
Site 2: Tasmania, 1830’s
Site 3: The “Reserve”
Site 4: The Feeding Station
Site 5: Maralinga, 1952 – 1956
Site 6: The Australian Reconciliation Convention Melbourne 1997
Site 7: The Fountain of Tears, Adelaide
This page was originally intended for members of the 9.30 community at Pilgrim Church in the City and others who were interested in contributing to a public event on September 11 at Pilgrim Church, from 9.30 to 10.30 am – “a spiritual exploration of lament in our lives”, September 11, 2011.
About Lament (pdf)
The structure of the event:
1. initial gathering
- welcome and acknowledgement
- the film “9eleven”, (modified and further images added to create a 45 minute silent film). The music of Max Richter, “The Nature of Light” was independently synchronised with the first 6.22 of the film.
- “Spiegel Im Spiegel“, Jeff Telfer (clarinet), Jenny Ward (piano)
- “Times of Pain“, Sharon Turley (voice), Norm Inglis (piano) – words: Helen Wiltshire, music: Norm Inglis.
- the church was set up like an art gallery. INSTALLATIONS_setup_requirements
- people chose installations to interact with. INSTALLATIONS_Instructions
- improvised ambient music was played. Andrew Boyce (electric guitar and effects), Andrew Boyce and Sharon Turley (cello), Norm Inglis (organ).
3. final gathering
- Sharon Turley led the singing of “The Gift of Grace”. (Organ – Norm Inglis)
- a blessing was given (Sandy Boyce)
- we “pass the peace” to each other
- we left for morning tea in the hall
Report of Event on Channel 9 Evening News