images by Renee Stamatis Photography
H:O:M:E was a durational performance-based installation taking place at Mapping Melbourne Festival in 2018. Marking the launch of L&NDLESS collective, H:O:M:E explored the ways in which locations, memories, stories, and histories are connected through personal and collective narratives.
Audiences were welcomed into an immersive space of storytelling, sound, art-making and performance, supported by the aural narratives of sound artist Amy Hanley. The audience were invited to arrive and stay for any amount of time during the four hour performance.
The work was been shaped by, and developed in, collaboration with the community of Melbourne. Memories of landscapes of personal significance being delivered through an online portal will appear in the space to weave a collective landscape of recollection and meaning.
Acknowledging the transient and disrupted connections to homelands and heritage that are a feature of contemporary Australian discourse, H:O:M:E constructed a shifting framework to explore the relationship between geography and identity. Poetics, recollections, relational choreography, live art interactions were all drawn into the work to disrupt, dislodge and unpack the conflicted and paradoxical relationship between identity, place and belonging.
You can view the original submission portal here
further performance information here
and listen to an excerpt of the soundscape and interview with sound artist Amy Hanley here.
Performance based Installation, 4 hours
Artists Luna Mrozik Gawler, Nithya Iyer, Devika Bilimoria, Amy Hanley
Project Space, Dark Horse Studios Mapping Melbourne Festival,
Multicultural Arts Victoria 2018