Projects

2017

Theater der Welt, Hamburg, Germany 

FLYWAY

Strange strangers. Flyway invites you to join the flock.

Trust your instincts. Channel your vision and take a migratory walk through the city, between the sights and sounds of quiet bird spaces and spectacular scenes.

Flyway is a performative audiovisual tour that immerses audiences in the epic and enchanting journeys of migratory birds. Created responsively in each new location it explores our ecological connections, embedding field research of local birds, people and places into the urban fabric of the performance site.

To see footage of the 2015 tour to NOA Festival, Lithuania, see here.

Wearing headphones and binoculars audiences are enveloped in a sonic landscape and guided on a migratory walk through the city to encounter video artworks and a shifting, cinematic environment. Flyway merges foreground and background and points to our mediated experience of ‘nature’.

Flyway was originally created in partnership with Birdlife Australia and its volunteers. Artist Lz Dunn undertook a month-long field research trip along the coast between Melbourne and Maryborough (QLD) to meet with local birders, visit bird sites and collect field recordings.

GREEN ROOM AWARD NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (CREATIVE AGENCY FOR AUDIENCES)
WINNER OPERADAGEN ROTTERDAM AWARD AT MUSIC THEATRE NOW, SWEDEN

ORIGINAL PRESENTATION:

2012 Next Wave Festival 

FLYWAY 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR

18-24 May Operadagen Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
Photos here.
5-12 June International Theatre Festival “Varna Summer”, Bulgaria.
Photos here.

2015 EUROPEAN TOUR

15-19 April
Noa Festival, Vilnius, Lithania
Aphids producer: Alison Halit
Photos here.
Video here.

2016 PRESENTATION

Substation
29/30 APRIL, 1 MAY, 4.30pm

2017 EUROPEAN TOUR

4-8 June 2017
Theater der Welt, Hamburg, Germany

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CREDITS

Artist – Lz Dunn
Sound Artist – Lawrence English
Dramaturge – Lara Thoms
Aphids International Producer – Alison Halit
Philosopher/writer – Catherine Ryan
Graphic Design – Rebecca McCauley

THANKS TO

Golo Maurer, Birdlife Australia Shorebirds 2020, Jen Sutfin. Fiona Blandford, Graeme & Margaret Rowe, Bob Semmens, Robyn Kesby, Marg Hamon, Jodie Dunn, Colin Ashford, Susan Patrick, Valda Corrigan, Phil Craven, Rex Worrell, Hazel Watson, Phil Straw, Chris & Liz Herbert, Martin Smith, Hans Lutter, Heather Hardford, Jan Olley, David Milton, Eduardo Gallo, Rosie Davidson, David Milton, Roz Jessop, Clive Minton, Dorothy Pashniak, Madeleine Flynn & Tim HumphreyAnnaliese Ciel Walker, Jane Barclay

The Flyway European tour has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The tour is an Initiative of the IETM-Australia Council for the Arts Collaboration Project. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Aphids is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Flyway was commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program for Next Wave Festival 2012. Thanks to Music Theatre NOW, the triennial International Theatre Institute music theatre competition.

This project received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. In 2012, Liz Dunn was a JUMP recipient, Australia Council’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists. 

Flyway is partnered by Birdlife Australia.

Theater der Welt
Hamburg, Germany
4-8 June 2017

Images courtesy of Theater der Welt

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.