The House 2023
100 STORIES. 100 CAPES.
100 Stories 100 Capes is a work created over 3 years with 100 women across Australia. In 2020, during our first lockdown, 100 women were sent the materials to make a red cape to be worn by a future girl.
While confined to their houses, the young women of The House interviewed our 100 cape-makers: cross-age women from remote, regional, metropolitan and urban communities in every Australian state.
In February 2022 these interviews were listened to and edited, ready to be developed into an hour long composition, to be heard in October 2022. The developing work will be designed for audiences to navigate their stories, housed within red capes and interspersed with music and stories.
COMPOSERS OF THIS PROJECT:
Hear a composition example track from the 100 STORIES. 100 CAPES. project
See the score for the above composition
F E M I N A C O N T R O L L A T A M A C H I N A.
An experimentation of female vocal textures exploring the possibilities, fears and potential threats surrounding the emerging epoch of artificial intelligence, deep-fake technology and the potentially omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent algorithms of global social-media and technology companies.
Six emerging artists will collaborate with Donna Hewitt and Danielle O’Keefe to build skills, interrogate a concept and create two contrasting vocal works that harness the creative possibilities of emerging-technologies.
COLLABORATION WITH RISE – CANADA PROJECT
• Led by Dr. Eldad Tsabary and funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council (SSHRC), Reflective Iterative Scenario Enactments (RISE) is a Le PARC based 5-year
(2020-2025) research-creation project designed to enact and investigate cataclysmic
scenarios in 10 mini-operas.
• Various narratives from among humanity’s greatest fears (pandemics, ecological disasters,
economic collapse, political strife and warfare, technological disasters, surveillance and loss of
human rights, cosmic disasters, etc.) will be dramatised in the opera medium and studied
collaboratively. The creative process will involve critical reflection sessions in which the
research-creation team and members of the public will freely debate emergent matters
related to the narrative of the mini-operas and their impact on humanity, challenges to the
opera medium, collaborative strategies among researcher and creators from diverse fields
and career stages, and production-centred topics.