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Under the forest and Ladyswamp ( a radio play and a sonic poem)

Van Der Werf, Patrick, Scicluna, Josephine and Kazas, Tom 2013 Under the forest and Ladyswamp ( a radio play and a sonic poem), sound recording, Canterbury, Vic., Double Dialogues.

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Title Under the forest and Ladyswamp ( a radio play and a sonic poem)
Creator(s) Van Der Werf, Patrick
Scicluna, Josephine
Kazas, Tom
Year presented 2013
Description of audio 2 tracks: stereo (34 mins)
Publisher Double Dialogues
Place of publication Canterbury, Vic.
Keyword(s) radio play
sonic poetry
sound art
South Gippsland history
erosion
silt
deforestation
Summary 'Under the Forest'  and 'Ladyswamp' are audio recordings created in collaboration with musician/ sound artist Tom Kazas. As the first outputs of the ongoing Lyrebird project (fully documented at writingfix.com.au) both works reinvent history in artistic form. At the same time they consider the aftermath of inappropriate farming techniques, representing the sense of disconnection the settlers immediately have from any historical continuity or indigenous relationship to land. In focussing on a regional area in Victoria and the stories that emerge from here, this practice-led research has implications for all other regional areas in countries throughout a world in a time of climate change. The two pieces, linked by the flow of water from the upper catchment of the Tarwin River, to the river flats near the South Gippsland coast, embody the presence of location via poetic means; the flow is from erosion to silt: of land becoming water, becoming land. In the sound design the locations are also represented poetically without losing the actuality of their haunting geography.
The two audio works were first presented at the Double Dialogues Conference: 'The 21st century - The Event, The Subject, The Artwork', Fiji, 2012, and are published in In/Stead, Issue 4, 2013 alongside a discursive article, ‘Under the forest & Ladyswamp: a radio play & a sonic poem’. Extracts of the audio appear on Youtube. The process of ‘Ladyswamp’ appears on an educational video currently in production by Deakin University.
Language eng
Field of Research 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting)
190406 Music Composition
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category J1.1 Major original creative work
Related work DU:30060010
Copyright notice ©2013, Double Dialogues
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067121

Document type: Audio
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
 
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