Vessels for Stories

Vessels for Stories was a collaborative project using the iconography of the boat to build relationships along historic pre-colonial trade routes between Indonesia and Australia.

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Over a month in 2013, myself and theatre maker, Anna Weekes, collaborated with artists from Rumata Artspace and Kala Teater in Makassar, Indonesia.

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Together, we explored themes of friendship and trade through spoken word, dance, traditional music, physical theater and puppetry.

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The  performance of Vessels for Stories opened the 2013 Makassar International Writers Festival.

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More Info on the project can be found here and on the project blog