Bad Mudda

James Nguyen

Salote Tawale


A drama is taking place on Cockatoo Island, a recognisable drama with its typical gender stereotypes and tropes – but a sense of displacement pervades the nostalgia.

This new collaboration between Salote Tawale and James Nguyen unites their talents and limited mother tongues to bring you that most universal genre of escapism and melodrama – the soap opera.

Traversing language and the visual cues of other cultures, the artists create something that is altogether familiar yet foreign, disjointed yet predictable.

Can you follow the story?

Bad Mudda is supported by Creative Partnership Australia through MATCH.

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