Short documentary film on Torres Strait Islander artist David Bosun.
Stars over the Sea focuses on Bosun’s one-month guest residency at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum at the University of Virginia. The film follows him as he works in various art forms, including print-making, sculpture and dance. This residency gave Bosun the opportunity to present his work to the Charlottesville, Virginia and University community as well as to teach students about his art and culture through a collaborative working relationship. Bosun’s mission as an artist is to preserve his people’s rich and long-lasting culture, which traces its roots back to Africa 70,000 years ago. His people’s deep knowledge of and strong respect for the land, sea and cosmos is at the center of his art, and through his work this knowledge is both passed along to future generations of Torres Strait Islanders while also shared with others around the world. For more information, please visit the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection web site.