Object number: 87/1192
Omar Musa responds to the Radiesthesia pendulum in a piece about divination and love. ‘I was drawn to this object because it seemed evocative of the type of spirit that poets (and yearning lovers) often invoke, a summoning or divination process, where the lines between art and pseudoscience blur.’
Omar Musa is a Bornean-Australian author, visual artist and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He has released four poetry books (including Killernova) and four hip-hop records. His one-man play, Since Ali Died, won Best Cabaret Show at the Sydney Theatre Awards in 2018. His debut novel, Here Come the Dogs, was long listed for the Miles Franklin Award and he was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015. You can learn more about Omar and his work by heading to his Instagram @omarbinmusa or his website.
Omar would like to thank Cara Stewart and Jon Tjhia for the attentive feedback and care.
Oscillations is presented by Jon Tjhia and sound design is by Erin Hyde (Sig Nu Gris).
Interested in learning more? Check out the Oscillations collection set.