Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive
7pm, Fri 17 Mar
7pm, Fri 18 Mar
7pm, Sun 19 Mar
3pm, Fri 18 Mar
3pm, Sun 19 Mar
Contains nudity. Aeon is an outdoor work involving a significant amount of walking.
Using computer modelling, scientists identify three simple rules that enable the synchronised movement of bird flocks: separation, alignment and cohesion.
Informed by flocking studies and queer ecology, Aeon is activated by silence, sound, civic responsibility and personal desire. A playful push through public space and private discomfort, this participatory experiment in group behaviour questions what it means to be natural.
Co-created by a team of multidisciplinary artists, Aeon lands a portable speaker in your palm and invites you to walk between soaring clouds of wings and piles of pigeon poo, D13towards a paradoxical and uncertain horizon.
Aeon is an outdoor work involving a significant amount of walking. The work takes place in the vicinity of Royal Park and finishes near Melbourne Zoo.
Your exact starting location will be provided via SMS the day before the performance. On booking, it is essential you provide your mobile phone number (or a preferred phone number if you do not have a mobile phone).
Supported by –Aeon is produced by Performing Lines and was commissioned by Mobile States. Aeon was developed at Vitalstatistix as part of their Adhocracy program and has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Bryony Jackson