1001 Billion Nights #5
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The series 1001 Billion Nights by May Ali is inspired by the natural history of the Pilbara, a unique and ancient desert region in remote Western Australia with Mars-like, iron-rich red earth. Diverse flora and fauna abide in the harsh environment, many of which are subterranean. Among its many stories, the Pilbara harbours the oldest evidence of life on Earth and its Custodians belong to the oldest continuous culture on the planet. The body of work, 1001 Billion Nights, invites the viewer to contemplate the infinite stories of the Pilbara.