In the historic setting of the Spring Hill Reservoirs, an experimental listening session tracing root systems of botany, psychology, language and colonisation. Artists use voice to unearth subterranean threads, tapping chambered memories and generating new echoes within this former artificial body of water.
JAYE CARCARY’s spoken word meditation will open a ground for individual and collective listening that can expand, contract and reset by reconnecting attention to our bodies, and those of others with whom we share water, air and time.
ANCESTRESS, from Bimbilove, who is a Birri Gubba and Kungalu woman, will present an abstract aural exploration of plant stories and voice.
LIBBY HARWARD is a Ngugi woman from the Quandamooka. Her work MINYANGNYINDA YARINYA? MINYANG NYINDA YAGAY BA? (WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? WHAT ARE YOU DOING?) layers the sounds the plants hear, in the composition of a new noise rite.
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Nature’s Right is by curated by Liquid Architecture co-Artistic Director Danni Zuvela, and is a collaboration between the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA), Liquid Architecture and people + artist + place (Jenna Green and Marisa Georgiou), and forms part of Liquid Architecture’s investigation, Why Listen to Plants.
This project has been supported by Brisbane City Council’s Creative Sparks program and delivered as part of Co-MMotion: Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program 2018.