Title

[under]

Streaming Media

Output Type

Performance

Publisher

Tura New Music & Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

RAS ID

20526

Comments

Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., & Devenish, L. (2015). [under]. Perth, Western Australia: Tura New Music, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

https://decibelnewmusic.com/event/anime/

https://vimeo.com/138531803

Description

In early 2015, it became apparent to the public of Australia that sexual abuse is carried out within offshore immigration detention centres and offshore immigration centres. The Human Rights Commission released its report, ‘The Forgotten Children,’ revealing more than two hundred incidents of sexual assault within a threemonth period, several involving children. Moreover, this information was not revealed for seventeen months, willfully leaving victims in the same environment as their perpetrators. When Tony Abbott was asked to comment on the situation, he said, “Occasionally, I daresay, things happen”. Self-harm and the mimicking of sexualised behavior have been documented in the children who were victims of these assaults. [under] is based on the feedback from these accounts of the victims at the detention centres, as described by leaks and human rights investigators who are routinely demonised for speaking out against these human rights violations.

Additional Information

[under] was composed by Dane Yates and performed as part of Anime, Concert 3 of the Scale Variable 2015 series, at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts on 5 September 2015.

DECIBEL ENSEMBLE

Cat Hope: Artistic Director, flute, bass, electronics

Lindsay Vickery: reeds, composition, score design, electronics

Stuart James: piano, percussion, composition, electronics, MaxMSP, spatialisation

Tristen Parr: violoncello

Aaron Wyatt: violin/viola, iOS programming

Louise Devenish: percussion

Sound Design: Johannes Mulder

Technical Assistants: Laura Halligan, Jean-Michel Maujean

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