This multi-arts installation combines spoken poetry, music and film into an immersive experience to explore a narrative of cultural identity. Each piece of work features a different voice presented as audio and interwoven with an original musical score that tells their story of connection to country and their journeys in life of hopelessness and hope. Each voice tells a story of cultural struggle, traumatic pasts and uncertain futures but also carries a message of hope and sense of belonging to this country. The point of view from our First Nations people and refugees are told in tandem to aim at highlighting a shared voice of their individual stories, poems and pondering of life and their cultural identity.
The sound design and original music was written by Melbourne composer Jordan Gilmour and intertwines with the spoken voice to magnify the meaning and narrative of each story and enhance the emotive quality of each writer’s work.
The third component is a visual response to each story. Six multimedia artists have created a collection of short films and animations that will be projected on 8 screens running on a timed cycle to guide the audience through the exhibition of stories.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Mental Health