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A N C E S T O R
E V O L V I N G
2020
Ocean dance
Polar connections
2020
Black man White man
Spirits
2020
Messages from Trees
Past and present life and death
2020
Ancestral spirits
The ancestors did not disappear
2019
Ephemeral Avatar
Our interrelational living system
2019
The Patterns we make
East coast Tasmania and Bruny Island
2015
Bunurong
Nature in the dark
Ocean dance 2020. Dance: Lisa Roberts, Animation: Paul Fletcher, Music: Stephen Taberner

"...We must travel and think in free-ranging patterns... meaning being made in the meandering paths between the words, not the isolated words themselves." Yunkaporta, 2019, p.21

Story

Lisa Roberts:

Sydney

This animation combines three responses to the dance of water flowing from the Southern Ocean to the Arctic, and back again.

In the Covid-19 pandemic, Paul, Stephen and I each worked from different places. I performed in my living room in Newtown, Sydney, as I imagined myself moving in the ocean currents. I danced in ultraviolet light, with white paper bands on head, wrists and ankles. White lines of movement captured on camera trace a complex journey of transformation I imagine in the water flows as Southern Ocean currents spiral clockwise and are transformed by complex forces to an anticlockwise movement as they reach the north pole.

Animator Paul Fletcher responded to the video recording from where he lives near Bendigo, Victoria. He multiplied, layered, coloured, varied and syncopated the tempo of the original gestures. Also a musician, Paul also made a track that works as another stand-alone iteration.

Stephen Taberner:

Lawson, NSW

"...when we wander

...this music came about very directly... I looked at the images and played what I saw. quite soon there was a sense that was both nomadic and aquatic. so....I filled the sink with water and got to work with some saucepan lids and wine glasses..."