‘We, The Ocean’ is a collaborative sculptural installation and live
performance series co-directed by contemporary dancer, Nadia Milford, and artist, Dani Cabs.
The four-part series is designed and curated as an
interactive and reactive performance that transforms,
photosensitive material into a unique masterpiece.
The first performance creates the artwork through movement to a bespoke
soundscape on top of a sheet painted in cyanotype – a photosensitive emulsion
that reacts to sun exposure, turning the fabric a deep blue.
The dance over the fabric blocks areas from the light, creating an intricate pattern
across the material before washing it in the ocean to solidify the photographic process.
Across the four-part series, each performance is a reminder
of the movement all around us, the change that’s always
occurring, and invites viewers to look a little closer at what
was, and what is now, to reveal life’s beautiful
Viewers are invited to wear headphones to listen to the
beautiful sound score composed by Anna Whitaker and be
inspired to walk and move across the installation, to place
sand on parts and uncover others and become performers
themselves in engaging with the work.
Original costume designs by Ella Lincoln
Sound compositions by Anna Whitaker and
Dramaturgy support from Ashleigh Musk.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
When | Friday 10 Sep.
Sunday 12 Sep.
Saturday 18 Sep.
Sunday 19 Sep.
Where | Currumbin Beach, Pacific Parade, QLD. (on the beach, out from the SWELL Central Information Hub, at the intersection of Murraba Street and Pacific Parade, Currumbin Beach)
Time | First performance is 4 pm on Friday 10 and then 5 pm for the following three performances. (each performance runs for 10 – 20 mins)
SOUNDSCAPE AND INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
From Friday at 5 pm the performance center piece will sit on the beach for viewers to interact with….to dance on, walk over, talk to, sing….cartwheel. The piece will evolve over the duration of the exhibition.
Headphones will be available at the sculpture site to listen to the bespoke soundscape between 4 pm to 6 pm daily from Friday 10 Sep. to Sunday 19 Sep. inclusive.