10 minutes, 3 seconds, stereo sound
AmIAS Hanley and L&ndless Collective
Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria / Mapping Melbourne 2018
Inside a large gallery space Amias curated live sound in response to L&NDLESS' performance, as they weaved an experiential landscape of storytelling—exploring the ways in which locations, memories, stories, and histories are connected through personal and collective narratives.
Through an online portal, members of the public were invited to contribute their memories and stories of place and identity for use in the work. These contributions were then layered into the aural and visual elements of the piece, reflecting the connectivity between the many personal stories of place and identity of the community. Acknowledging the transient and disrupted connections to homelands and heritage that are a feature of contemporary Australian discourse, H:O:M:E constructs a shifting framework to explore the relationship between geography and identity. Poetics, recollections, relational choreography, live and embodied art interactions are all drawn into the work to disrupt, dislodge and unpack the conflicted and paradoxical relationship between identity, place and belonging.
L&NDLESS is an interdisciplinary collective creating immersive, experiential encounters through durational performance, installation, ritual, and text. Exploring the application of critical theory to embodied practices, L&NDLESS represents the juncture of individual and collective enquiry of its members: Devika Bilimoria, Luna Mrozik-Gawler and Nithya Iyer.