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 to outrage at a rainbow being burnt repeatedly in a public square. Howl energetically probes the reactions art can invoke, and the perspective that history permits.


Created & Performed by: Lz Dunn, Lara Thoms & Willoh S. Weiland
Howl lab artists and performers: Noemie Huttner-Koros, Jen Jamieson, Loren Kronemyer & Rhiannon Peterson
Show direction: Mish Grigor
Sound Design: Rachael Dease
Technical Consultants: Illuminating Possibility
Production/Stage Management: Hugo Aguilar Lopez
Assistant Stage Management: Georgia Smith
Publication Design: Rebecca McCauley

This project was supported the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and sponsored by Segway WA.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
27 July – 28 July

Images Aaron Claringbold

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.