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Atelier Edens

Atelier Edens
EXPLORING THE FRONTIER-ZONES: CREATING AND
TRANSMITTING CROSS ARTFORM WORKS FROM OCEANIC
ABYSS, FORESTED WILDERNESS, and LOW ORBIT SPACE.


ATELIER EDENS is a series of field laboratories conducted over two
years developing cross-disciplinary methodologies for sustainably
creating networked cross-artform projects in remote natural
environments in collaboration with science, industry, and parks/heritage management bodies.

Partners for the three laboratories OCEAN, FOREST and SPACE
include the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at Adelaide
University
, The Department of Marine Technology at Curtin University,
Reef & Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns and Parks Victoria.

ATELIER EDENS is a practice based analysis and response to the
challenges faced by Australian artists in creating work that responds to
a changing environment, within a constantly evolving networked culture and across vast geographical distances.

ATELIER EDENS will investigate, test, explore, and extend the
parameters of presenting cross-arts practice within site specific, and
remote contexts through a practice based approach that explores
mobile and nomadic modes of artistic operation and therefore places
cultural content in conversation with the most remote, pristine, and
culturally invaluable tracts of the natural world.

The first Ocean Laboratory has been held in Perth, Western Australia
where artists Willoh S.Weiland, Thea Baumann, Josh Gardiner and
guest artist Kelly Ryall worked with The Department of Marine
Technology at Curtin University, CIA Studios and an enormous water
tank at the Artrage complex to explore methodologies for broadcasting
content from reef systems and within a greater oceanic context as
well as the potential for creating cross-artform projects on 'floating
broadcasting vessels' using existing satellite internet and localised FM
transmissions.

Highlights include a visit to the Whale Song Centre for Research,
who track the migratory patters of whales species in the Southern
Ocean, and the Atlantis abandoned theme park once owned by Alan
Bond; a cemetery of ocean inspired tourism.
Images: Paul Ducco & Willoh S. Weiland