Since the 1980s computers have modelled the way birds flock, identifying three simple rules that govern their movement: separation, alignment and cohesion.
Aeon is a listening manoeuvre; a participatory experiment of sound, movement and group dynamics to queer and question what we think of as ‘natural’. Drawing on bird flocking strategies it invites you to navigate public space in a communal yet deeply personal experience.
As we walk multiple paths toward a future in flux, Aeon envisions the space between civic responsibility and personal consent; between soaring clouds of wings and piles of pigeon poo to offer a paradoxical, complex and ever emerging horizon.
As part of Mobile States national development program, the Aeon creators have been working throughout 2016 Australian to develop and test out this exciting new work.
Two showings of the work-in-progress give you a chance to experience and contribute to a new performance which will go on to be seen around Australia and the world.
Aeon is a collaboration by the following artists:
- Lz Dunn uses performance, movement, sound, video, site-responsive and participatory processes to consider ecologies, queerness, ‘Nature’ and place.
- Lawrence English is a composer, media artist and curator whose eclectic array of aesthetic investigations prompts questions of field, perception and memory.
- Lara Thoms‘ practice explores socially engaged, site-specific and participatory possibilities in contemporary art.
- Shian Law is a performance artist and choreographer aligned with new dance practice and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Saturday 1 October 2016 @ 5:00pm
A secret location in Hobart. When you book you must provide your mobile phone number: the day before the performance you will be given instructions by SMS for meeting us.
The performance will go ahead, regardless of the weather. Please dress for outdoor conditions and wear comfortable shoes. Patrons with mobility issues please email email@example.com to advise of any assistance you require.
TICKETS: General Admission $17
Tickets available ONLINE
Produced by Performing Lines. Supported by Mobile States.