Songlines

Aboriginal people of the Australian Central Desert are able to navigate across the land by repeating songlines. These maps can be played through the music box to navigate the journey.

Australian Aboriginal people imagine their country not as a surface area that can be divided into blocks but as an interlocking network of lines or ways through. “All our words for country are the same as our words for line.” 
Tim Ingold, A Brief History of Lines .

Exhibition 35 on The Plinth 12/01/15
http://thisistheplinth.co.uk/