Pipe Dreams Green (site specific live performance)
by Damien Ricketson (2015)
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Pipe Dreams Green was a site-specific sound-sculpture, performance and public participatory artwork. It is the second in the 'Aeolian Playgrounds' series which feature large-scale sound sculptures made up of brightly coloured flexible plastic pipes, that are simultaneously visual sculptures as well as giant musical instruments. Pipe Dreams Green was a giant tree-like structure installed in the centre of Casula Powerhouse's vast Turbine Hall. The clash of organic forms and artificial materials grew over the course of the festival. Not upwards, but outwards. Root-like tendrils attached by children snaked around the space matting around one another to form magical wave-like forms. At periodic intervals absurd workers wielding leaf-blowers breathed life into the tree that sings melodies to this mechanical wind.
Commission note: Commissioned by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for the Way Out West Festival for Children 2015, Sydney Performed by Ensemble Offspring
Pipe Dreams Green
Performances of this work
8 Jul 2015: at Pipe Dreams Green: Way Out West Children's Festival (Casula Powerhouse). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.
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