English is my second language, I don't know my first; because colonialism stole it from me. With horrific brutality and atrocious violence, the english took my culture and replaced it with theirs, without my consent or choice. Therefore, I have an open license to utilise their imposed language and culture any way I want, with unrestrained imagination and absolute freedom within my art practice. My creativity is visual poetry. I try to observe the world objectively and honestly by paraphrasing and analogising in making pictorial metaphors to what I see. I like to think I have a strong sense of what is right and wrong in the pursuit of truth and clarity for expressions of humanity.
About Gordon Hookey
Sacred Nation, scared nation, indoctrination
Terrorism and Terraism
"I have coined a term 'Terraism' (taken from terra nullius) to push an Aboriginal agenda in the debate in regards to our continual fight for our lands. 'Terraism' is also an attempt to disarm the hypocrisy of the governmental finger pointers. Noam Chomsky says, the only way to stop terrorism is not to participate in it. Aboriginal rights are the last thing to be considered when it comes to mammonic regimes and multi-national investments on our land. The Australian government is still under England's influence and embraces capitalist imperialist ideologies of the United States of America. Australia is not a country or a federation, it's a multinational corporation. This government and its people are so blind with greed, they cannot see how their present actions destructively impacts on lands which we hold in trust for generations to come. Agriculture, mining, pastoralism, primary industry, jobs and money are weak excuses when it comes to the kind of destruction it causes. They're killing our lands, they're still killing our people." Read the rest here.