How might we reclaim Melbourne’s European fine arts areas and make them our own?
Yulendji explores the past, present and future of the ancient and evolving Birrarung-marr (Yarra River) in sound from a trio of accomplished sound creatives. Allara (Yorta Yorta), Theo McMahon (Bundjalung) and James Howard (Jaadwa), are known for producing sonic installations reflecting culture, Country and politics.
In this world premiere, they use a psychogeographic process to map the Birrarung. They tell the stories of the topography, the memories of and cultural connection to the surrounding areas, before Melbourne’s arts structures are washed away–down to the foundations of what might come next.
What new opportunities arise once this ‘time of chaos’ has passed?
You will be able to listen to the soundscape playing on the speakers during your travels on St Kilda Road, as you pass between Hamer Hall and the Theatres Building, along the under covered walkway.