Guided walking performance
Truganina Coastal Park, Hobsons Bay
7-9 November, 2014
EPA took audience on a two-hour guided walking performance with atmospheric interludes: a sensate experience of creek, estuary, wetlands, saltpans, sandy sclerophyll forest, a grassy hillside. Audiences encountered sea, creek, mud, heat, clay, sand, rock, rustling plastic, strange bird-calls, dumped car wrecks, a leaf covered body and a horizon lined with pink caped figures.
“The image of the pink satin hooded performers standing on the edge of the hill was amazing… jarring and strangely beautiful and it somehow brought the landscape into sharper focus for me. The fabric of those garments blowing in the wind gave me a visual sense of those gusts while I also felt them on my body. My daughter, aged 9, asked me when we could go back there to run up and down the hills and to do her own dance.”
“The parts that stood out for me were the creatures emerging from the polluted wetlands, the dirt bike riders, the image of the dancers with pink capes billowing in wind, the disturbance to the peacefulness by the cacophany of bags and squeakers (and the way we could all participate in that and create our own soundscape) and the sounds from the wind sculpture. A strong environmental message, without being zealously polemic.”