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Groundplane opera city

posted on 2018-10-13, 00:00 authored by Anne WilsonAnne Wilson, Cameron BishopCameron Bishop
This event came out of a competitive peer reviewed process in which ongoing research into the effects of de industrialisation on culture and the fabric of societies who built their lives around old technologies. It asked the question "how can desettling cultural and economic changes be processed socially in a way that allows for reflection and the ability to adapt?' Our event received unsolicited feedback from the local communities and praise from the organisers in expressing how the work reflected the community engaging with the cultlure in an authentic way. The artistry of the project has been noted and evidenced by an invitiation to submit to the bigger 2019 Melbourne White Night which runs for 3 days.



Geelong, Vic.

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White night organisers send out an open call nationally. Our project was the only one selected to represent Geelong. The work is included in a suite as part of #VacantGeelong, whose ongoing and sustained community engagement, participation and research over the last 4 years has resulted in over $120000 funding from outside sources and at least $50,000 in kind from Government bodies. This work is built upon 2 previous iterations - a video work at the National Wool Museum as part of Iconic Industries and Groundplane Opera performed at Mountain to Mouth as a guerrilla travelling performance in the industrial sites of Geelong. For White Night location became pivotal in the design of the work as Victorian State Opera Singers performed with local poet in a car park in central Geelong.

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J1 Major original creative work

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2018, Anee Scott Wilson and Cameron Bishop


Video installation and live performance


White Night


White Night

Place of publication

Geelong, Vic.