Library: Ancestor mind

Ocean Dance v3 2020 Dance and motion capture: Lisa Roberts. Animation: Paul Fletcher. Music: Stephen Taberner

Ocean Dance v3

"...I attach bands of white paper paper to my head, wrists and ankles and dance in ultraviolet light. The paper traces motion that is captured on camera, of the complex journey I imagine, of the Southern Ocean currents spiralling clockwise by complex forces to become the anticlockwise currents in the Arctic regions. I send the recording to animator and musician Paul Fletcher. He multiplies, layers, colours, varies and syncopates the tempo of my dance to create complex visual harmonies. To me the finished piece reflects our combined responses to scientists explaining how the Southern Ocean drives global currents."

Lisa Roberts 2020

"...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..."

Stephen Taberner 2020

"...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, Sandtalk 2019, p.21


Mind Menu

Ocean Ancestors
Antarctic krill
Ocean Dance
Polar connections
Black man White man
Nature's brain
Art as another way of knowing
Messages from Trees
Past and present life and death
Ancestral spirits
The ancestors did not disappear
Ephemeral Pedestrian
Our interrelational living system
Patterns we make
East coast Tasmania and Bruny Island
Nature in the dark


Mind Map