Aphids in conjunction with the 2012 Next Wave Festival introduces
FLYWAY investigates the enchanting nature of migratory birds and the annual epic, threatened journeys they make across a shifting globe in search of rest, food and a nest. Wearing headphones and binoculars audiences are enveloped in a lush soundscape and led on a birdwatching tour through urban spaces to encounter special moments dotted along the path – birds framed by screens, lenses and the city itself. Using video, sound and performance FLYWAY merges foreground and background and points to our mediated experience of ‘nature’.
Artist: Elizabeth Dunn
Sound Artist: Lawrence English
Artistic Consultant: Lara Thoms
Production Manager: Jane Smith
This project was developed through Next Wave Kickstart. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. In 2012, Elizabeth Dunn is being mentored by Lara Thoms through JUMP, the Australia Council’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists. In Victoria, JUMP is delivered by Melbourne Fringe.