Witness Stand

Created by Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, Barry McGuire and Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn]

Witness Stand Fri 19 Feb – Sun 14 Mar Witness Stand Venues Fri 19 Feb – Sun 14 Mar Witness Stand Venues FREE Event Info Register
Fri 19 Feb – Sun 14 Mar at Witness Stand Venues , FREE

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 Mandoon (Guildford) to Walyalup (Fremantle) and through to Wadjemup (Rottnest Island), 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.

 

Witness Stand is located at seven sites. The work is experienced in its entirety by visiting all the sites over the course of the Festival. However, each site is also a self-contained experience, specific to each location.

See the Google Map of all locations here 

Mandoon / Guildford
Fishmarket Reserve
Swan St W, Guildford WA 6055
With compositions by Tessa Darcey, Mei Swan Lim and Cathie Travers

Djiidjalalap / Perth
Ozone Reserve
1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004
With compositions by Tessa Darcey and Della Rae Morrison

Kariinap / South Perth
Mill Point Reserve
Lot 818 Mill Point Road, South Perth WA 6151
With compositions by Tessa Darcey, Mei Swan Lim and Kobi Morrison

Mt Pleasant
Deep Water Point Reserve
100 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant WA 6153
With compositions by Chris Cobilis, Tessa Darcey and Rachael Dease

Nyiiabarap / East Fremantle
John Tonkin Reserve
Riverside Road, East Fremantle WA 6158
With compositions by Tessa Darcey, Rachael Dease and Benjamin Witt
Wheelchair accessible venue

Walyalup / Fremantle
Bathers Beach
Mews Road, Fremantle WA 6160
With compositions by Clint Bracknell, Tessa Darcey and Alice Humphries

Wadjemup / Rottnest Island
Natural Jetty
With compositions by Clint Bracknell, Tessa Darcey and Alice Humphries

Fri & Sat performances
Ferries depart Rottnest at 7.00pm (via Sealink) and 8.30pm (via Rottnest Express).
Thu performances
No late ferries run on a Thursday.
This performance is for visitors already on the island, or who have their own boat.
Please note Rottnest evening session is 5.30pm

All framing texts and textures by Kylie Bracknell, Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey and Barry McGuire.

 

Created by
Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, Barry McGuire and Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn]
In collaboration with
Clint Bracknell, Chris Cobilis, Tessa Darcey, Rachael Dease, Alice Humphries, Mei Swan Lim, Della Rae Morrison, Kobi Morrison, Cathie Travers and Benjamin Witt
Produced by
Erin Milne for Bureau of Works and Perth Festival
Witness Stand Design by
Bosco Shaw
Acoustic Design by
Jim Atkins

 

 

View the event program here.

 

Time & Location

Fri 19 Feb – Sun 14 Mar

6am, 7.30am, 6.30pm (Rottnest 5.30pm) Click 'Register' to see the full performance schedule for each location.

Witness Stand Venues

Duration

60min

Pricing

Free Event

Notes

Registrations Required

This event is free however you must book your ticket to attend. Capacity is strictly limited. 

Sensitive Material Warning

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that these performances contains references to historic events and stories that some viewers might find confronting or disturbing.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are advised that the performance at Djiidjalalap (Perth) contains audio recordings that depict voices of deceased persons.

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Thank you

Acknowledgements

  • 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.
  • This project has been supported by the City of Melville and the City of Fremantle.

Image

  • Cam Campbell and Bosco Shaw
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