Image credit:黑芝麻 (Hei Zhi Ma). Photo by Jane Inyang.

黑芝麻 (Hei Zhi Ma)

Sound Artist

黑芝麻 (Hei Zhi Ma) is a sound artist based on Ngunawal, Ngunnawal, and Ngambri Country. A master of building emotion and narrative in her sets, 黑芝麻 weaves spoken word, poetry, and film samples into breakbeat, techno, trance, and jungle. She draws on topics of cultural identity and belonging, environmentalism, and sensuality.

Her approach to DJ and production has developed through FBi Dance Class 2019 and more recently in Wǒ-in-process (Wǒ[我]: I, me): Creative Development Project at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, exploring Chinese diaspora in a postcolonial and cross-cultural context. Her other current project includes producing ambient soundscapes for #Water_Voices.