IN MOTION began as a collaboration between Koori poet Lisa Bellear,
visual artists Sue Callanan and Heidi Knoepfli and composers Eve Duncan,
Joseph Giovinazzo and Peter Myers and creative producer Anna Monea
in April 2000. The project has spanned a twelve-month period and in
that time the artists have researched Australias Federation extensively
in order to form an understanding of the history and circumstances
of the time and the ensuing hundred years. (May 2001 is the Centenary
of Australias Federation.)
in the deliberation of Australias nationhood the artists drew upon
their research, personal heritage and spirit. And they stayed connected
over the year through workshops, phone calls and email.
aim for each of the artist was to create a new work in their particular
art form, which would eventually become integrated into a performance
piece combining contemporary classical music, visual art and poetry.
The two visual artists took the collaboration further by working
together and produced work, which wove throughout the other art
This intensive process resulted in an integrated musical, visual
and textual performance which occurred on Friday 6th and Saturday
7th April 2001 at the South Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia.