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Colonial Eclipse

2017



Background

Colonial Eclipse is a mural reflecting on the process of colonialism through the symbolism of an eclipse. It incorporates a brief text that reads “Colonialism is a prolonged eclipse” along with different phases of a solar eclipse. This phrase conveys the feeling one may experience after centuries of colonisation. Indeed, the blockage of the sun – a sudden phenomenon that appears to engulf the world in a penumbra of darkness – conveys an experience of cosmic invasion.


Ramirez acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land where he lives and works, the Wurundjeri people. He pays his respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the Kulin Nation.