TYAMA: A Deeper Sense of Knowing is an interactive journey into the vibrant nocturnal world of native Victorian animals, immersing visitors in non-humancentric and non-settlercentric ways of seeing, thinking and feeling.
The word Tyama (pronounced 'Chah-Muh') is a Keerray Woorroong language word meaning 'to know'. Developed in collaboration with Gunditjmara women Yoolongteeyt Dr Vicki Couzens and Yaraan Bundle, the experience is guided by First Peoples practices of embodied learning and respect for nature.
Groups of up to 20 people can move freely through the 360-degree, six-room, 1000-square-metre experience, which takes around 25 to 40 minutes. The exhibition features some of the largest screens in Australia, with 47 projectors and 80 speakers. Spatial tracking and sound detection are key mechanics of the interactive experience, which is rendered in real-time through Unreal Engine.