Seeking basic needs and other tales of excess
Original Creative Work
FRINGE WORLD Festival 2018
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Take a pathway across Northbridge with a set of headphones and an open mind in this opera for one. Listen in as an original soundscape unfolds with stories of migration and patterns of human behaviour. Hear world-wide tales of struggle, joy and hope as the city comes alive in this immersive sonic storytelling experience.
Created by Perth-based Renée Newman, and made in collaboration with sound designer Ben Collins, Seeking basic needs and other tales of excess is a new Western Australian work and a world premiere exploring the form of the audio tour.
Borrowing from Francis Alÿs’s notion that walking is “with the speed culture of our time – a kind of resistance…a very immediate method for unfolding stories”, it strips back what we need – to live and love – by asking you to slow down. See the world as a moving picture, the streets your stage and the people your actors.
A meditation on hope, this mindful solo encounter in public space embraces how we are always moving, shifting, changing.
This work was a promenade work through the streets of Northbridge.
Start location: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
30 January – 3 February 2018
6 – 10 February 2018
13 – 15 & 17 February 2018