Aphids Events Inc


Festival of Live Art

Aphids, in association with Arts House present


for Festival of Live Art, 2016

2016 Green Room Award for Design, Contemporary and Experimental Performance

Do those who object to contemporary art prefer community parades?

Howl is a celebration of 15 significant moments in art history. A ritual procession starring a sculpture of Captain Cook, thousands of sunflower seeds and a killer whale named Tilikum. A requiem that is unquestionably queer, arguably dangerous and probably obscene. Performed by three women. Scored by Mozart himself.

Created by Willoh S. Weiland, Lara Thoms and Lz Dunn, Howl commemorates controversy – from the furore aroused over a feminist self-portrait and the outrage at a rainbow being burnt repeatedly in a public square, to the indignation of artists arrested on suspicion of bio-terrorism. Howl energetically probes the reactions art can invoke, and the perspective that history permits.

A publication about Howl featuring all the works that inspired the project can be viewed here | For video documentation of Howl see here.


An Aphids Production
Created and performed by Willoh S.Weiland, Lara Thoms, Lz Dunn
Stage Assistants- Corey Pugh, Aaron Orzech, Danielle Reynolds, Mish Grigor, Yvette Turnbull, Asha Bee Abraham
Dramaturge- Mish Grigor
Sound Designer - Emah Fox
Lighting Designer - Jennifer Hector
Production Manager - Anna Schoo
Producer - Rosemary Joy
Stage Manager - Rita Khayat
Set construction - Yvette Turnbull
Intern - Danielle Reynolds
Original project development - Ross Manning, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey

Festival of Live Art
Meat Market
5-6 March 2016

Photos: Bryony Jackson