madeleine flynn and tim humphrey

witness stand perth festival 2021

A Perth Festival Commission

Fri 5-Sun 28 Feb, FREE

Witness Stand is an unlikely place to listen.

Across a city, in water bodies, and reserves, and forgotten sites, Witness Stand is an invitation to gather and spend learning time together.

On a series of bespoke seating tiers extending from Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) to Walyalup (Fremantle) and through to the Guildford area, audiences will experience a series of specially commissioned sound works paying homage to the ancient stories of Whadjuk country and acknowledging the interruptions to this place caused by colonisation.

This new commission invites audiences to consider the Derbal Yerrigan as a source of life. To listen anew and to witness as one.

A link to a beautiful document by our long term ally Stephen Banham Witness Stand Perth Festival Booklet

And a short document by another wonderful colleague, Cam Campbell Witness Stand Perth Festival