H:O:M:E is a durational performance-based installation and the recent work by interdisciplinary collective L&NDLESS. Inside a large gallery space, I curated live sound in response to L&NDLESS 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. The audience were invited to enter the landscape of the work and engage with the space and the stories being shared as an aural, tactile and performative experience.
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.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.
L&NDLESS is an interdisciplinary collective creating immersive, experiential encounters through durational performance, installation, ritual, and text. Comprising Devika Bilimoria, Luna Mrozik-Gawler and Nithya Iyer, L&NDLESS explores the application of critical theory to embodied practices.