Drift invites the audience to enter a darkened space occupied by a flotilla of twinkling single vessels. Floating in this twilight place, each one offers a tentative refuge for an individual. Julie Vulcan guides your journey as the performance explores the fine lines between security and fragility, prompting us to question what it is we hold onto when facing an uncertain future. Each vessel is illuminated by a single light inviting a participant to inhabit the vacant pod, once they are settled and Julie has completed the ritual the light above the vessel fades out, only illuminating once more when it is vacated. The durational performance offers a place for contemplation whether you choose to participate or sit quietly at the edges, watching the ebb and flow of lights and participants. The soundscape composed by Ashley Scott, imparts a calm disquiet, mirroring the fine balance between comfort and unease. Drift invites you to consider what motivates us to take a difficult journey and why we might jump into the abyss to survive.
LIVE ARTIST / JULIE VULCAN
SOUND DESIGNER / ASHLEY SCOTT
SEE ALSO //
2014 / Metro Arts – Performance Season, 1-5 April – co-presented by Metro Arts, Arts House & Julie Vulcan
2014 / Arts House – Performance Season, Festival of Live Art, 20 – 23 March – co-presented by Metro Arts, Arts House & Julie Vulcan
Drift has been co-commissioned by Metro Arts & Arts House
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.