Stranger – Aviva Endean

Stranger: a performance installation for an ensemble audience.

A group of strangers arrive as guests in an unfamiliar place. Welcomed by their host, they exchange small gifts of listening and being heard, sounding and unsounding. Every gesture they make takes their individual action into a shared sonic space. So what can we make from this collective attention?

Having arrived as a group of strangers, perhaps they leave feeling like a band.

Stranger is a finalist for the AMC Art Music Award for Excellence in Experimental Practice, and was nominated for a Greenroom award 2023 (contemporary and experimental performance: Design/Technical achievement)

Conceived and directed by: Aviva Endean
Live Sound: Tilman Robinson
Video: Cobie Orger
Instrument makers: Clinton Green, Laura Altman, Carolyn Connors, Dale Gorfinkel
Lighting: Alexander Nguyen
Dramaturg: Madeleine Flynn
Production Management: Emily O’Brien
Additional Collaborators: Aarti Jadu, Amaara Raheem, Kristoffer Svenberg, Peter Fraser, Afsaneh Torabi, Bob Zeal, Peter Farrar
Producer: Bureau of Works
Supported by: APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, The Besen Foundation, City of Melbourne.

Date: 2022 Dec Client: Aviva Endean Skills: Art Documentation, Teaser Website: