I have composed the score to the new live performance work “WINTER CAMP” – a collaboration with Erth, Mandylights, and Jacob Nash.
I have designed a 30 channel speaker sound design for the external space along the promenade, with 8 speakers on board the puppet, and 37 small speakers inside each individual fish which all play arpeggios together in harmony.
For Vivid Sydney 2019, Exchange Place in Barangaroo will transform into Winter Camp, where visitors will experience layers of light, sound and puppetry reflective of the land and water. Winter Camp draws inspiration from the changing of the seasons, and invites visitors to share in the practice of hunting and gathering.
The magnificent, six-metre tall puppet Marri Dyin (Great Woman) will return this year for Winter Camp, accompanied for the first time by a school of captivating fish puppets.
Marri Dyin is not a traditional spirit, but rather a contemporary concept. Her existence seeks to recognise the influence and importance of the First Nations women, including Barangaroo, a Cammeraygal leader of the Eora Nation who lived in Sydney prior to settlement. Marri Dyin represents their strength and spirit, and acknowledges the ways of the First Nations people of this land as she hunts and gathers the seasonal foods available.
Marri Dyin will sit and contemplate beside the fire at her campsite each night. She will hunt and gather along Wulugul Walk from Thursday – Sunday evenings.