Created by Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, Barry McGuire and Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn]
A Perth Festival Commission
Witness Stand is an unlikely place to listen.
Across a city, in water bodies, and reserves, and forgotten sites, Witness Stand is an invitation to gather and spend learning time together.
On a series of bespoke seating tiers extending from Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) to Walyalup (Fremantle) and through to the Guildford area, audiences will experience a series of specially commissioned sound works paying homage to the ancient stories of Whadjuk country and acknowledging the interruptions to this place caused by colonisation.
This new commission invites audiences to consider the Derbal Yerrigan as a source of life. To listen anew and to witness as one.
Created byMadeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, Barry McGuire and Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn]In collaboration withClint Bracknell, Chris Cobilis, Tessa Darcey, Rachael Dease, Alice Humphries, Mei Swan Lim, Della Rae Morrison, Kobi Morrison, Cathie Travers and Benjamin WittProduced byErin Milne for Bureau of Works and Perth FestivalWitness Stand Design byBosco ShawAcoustic Design byJim Atkins
Djiidjalalap / Perth
Kariinap / South Perth
Deep Water Point
Nyiiabarap / East Fremantle
John tonkin Reserve
More information coming soon.
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Fri 5 - Sun 28 Feb
Keep an eye out! We'll release more details about how you can experience Witness Stand soon.
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- This project’s development has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Dark MOFO; Live Umbrella Finland; Vitalstatistix and the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Fund. Produced by Bureau of Works.
- Cam Campbell and Bosco Shaw