Presented by Vitalstatistix in association with the South Australian Maritime Museum
Take a boat ride up the Port River and listen to the story of your body’s afterlife – dissolving and disintegrating, as it is borne over time and place, through a widening river and out to sea.
Waterborne is the story of micro-inhabitations, decay and the flow of matter. Forensically researched, stunningly lyrical and deeply life affirming, this audio artwork brings science and imagination together in a surprising, beautiful meditation on our watery bodies and the cycle of life and death.
‘It’s a uniquely unnerving experience but for some reason, as we disembark all those who have been through it appear uplifted. Perhaps thankful they haven’t drowned, but definitely enriched by what is a genuinely remarkable piece.’ Caught by the River
“It’s an experience that mixes the putrid and the poetic, and manages, by bringing the participant face-to-face with death, to be wonderfully life-affirming.” ABC
Image: Briony Campbell
Creators: Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead; Science advisers: Dr Carolyn Rando and Prof Shari Forbes; Voice: Sarah Kants; Audio post production: Pascal Wyse; Host: Alexis West