Aeon, by Lz Dunn, Shian Law and Lara Thoms.
“Using computer modelling, scientists identify three simple rules that enable the synchronised movement of bird flocks: separation, alignment and cohesion.
Informed by flocking studies and queer ecology, Aeon is activated by silence, sound, civic responsibility and personal desire. A playful push through public space and private discomfort, this participatory experiment in group behaviour questions what it means to be natural.
Co-created by a team of multidisciplinary artists, Aeon lands a portable speaker in your palm and invites you to walk between soaring clouds of wings and piles of pigeon poo, towards a paradoxical and uncertain horizon.”
Concept & Artistic Lead: Lz Dunn
Sound: Lawrence English
Choreography: Shian Law
Dramaturgy: Lara Thoms
Production Manager: Liz Young
Produced by: Performing Lines
Video production: James Wright
Documentation of performance in Port Adelaide for Vitalstatistix
Alysha Herrmann, Isabella Hone-Saunders, Erin Fowler, Jonno Revanche, Lauren Abineri, Marcus Kym Louend, Poe Knee, Sarah Strachan, Susan Bruce, Thomas Capogreco.
Aeon has been commissioned by Mobile States and supported by City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria, and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Binary 8, 2016.
Collaborative works by Bella Hone-Saunders and Marcus Louend.
Bekitzor, Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2014.
Created by Bella Hone-Saunders, Liat Kedem and Jill Crovisier.
Soundscape by Angela Schilling.
Poster image design, Henry Stentiford.