Festival of Live art


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 was created by the lead artists with graphic design by Rebecca McCauley. To read the publication see here.


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, March

Images Bryony Jackson

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.