Marnie Badham and Tammy Wong Hulbert, curated by Gretel Taylor
Nov - Dec, 2020
Corhanwarrabul has long been a place of dance and ceremony, as a site for gatherings of the Wurundjeri people and other Kulin Nation tribes. Curated by Gretel Taylor, Dancing Place: Corhanwarrabul is a program of public performances, walks and workshops in relation to this place, now known as Mt Dandenong. Conceived during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, Pedestrian Poetics for Public Space draws on Fluxus methods of creative intervention. Viewers are instructed to use their senses, emotions, imaginations and bodies to interpret the social and cultural histories of the site. At a time of heightened social anxieties, the work encourages viewers to experience the natural world beyond themselves in new ways by interacting with some or all of the seven temporary whimsical ‘traffic signs’ to navigate Corhanwarrabul at Mt Corhanwarrabul/Burkes Lookout Reserve.