Aeon by Lz Dunn for Liveworks Festival
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015, Australia
19th October 2017 to 22nd October 2017
Since the 1980s computers have modelled the way birds flock, identifying three simple rules that govern their movement: separation, alignment and cohesion. Taking place in Sydney’s vast outdoor spaces, where the social and natural worlds merge and collide, Aeon is a listening tour, a physical journey, and an experiment in group dynamics. Premiering to acclaim at Dance Massive (Melbourne, March 2017), Aeon takes its audiences on an extended walk set to a mesmeric score by acclaimed Brisbane composer Lawrence English. Drawing on scientific studies of bird flocking and ideas of queer ecology, Aeon invites you into a communal yet deeply personal experience and asks you to consider a new relationship to nature, and to each other. This subtle yet powerful performance creates a temporary community that awakens the imagination and gifts you with the soaring sensation of flight.