Since the 1980s computers have modelled the way birds flock, identifying three simple rules that govern their movement: separation, alignment and cohesion.

Aeon is a listening manoeuvre; a participatory experiment of sound, movement and group dynamics to queer and question what we think of as ‘natural’. Drawing on bird flocking strategies it invites you to navigate public space in a communal yet deeply personal experience.

As we walk multiple paths toward a future in flux, Aeon envisions the space between civic responsibility and personal consent; between soaring clouds of wings and piles of pigeon poo to offer a paradoxical, complex and ever emerging horizon.

As part of Vitalstatistix’s national art hothouse Adhocracy, the Aeon creators are collaborating with ten South Australian artists to test out this exciting new work in Port Adelaide.

Two showings of the work-in-progress give you a chance to experience and contribute to a new performance which will go on to be seen around Australia and the world.

See here for more information about Adhocracy.

Artist Profile

Lz Dunn uses performance, movement, sound, video, site-responsive and participatory processes to consider ecologies, queerness, ‘Nature’ and place.

Lawrence English is a composer, media artist and curator whose eclectic array of aesthetic investigations prompts questions of field, perception and memory.

Lara Thoms' practice explores socially engaged, site-specific and participatory possibilities in contemporary art.

Shian Law is a performance artist and choreographer aligned with new dance practice and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Residency Dates

Friday 2 September & Saturday 3 September at 5pm

The performance commences at a range of sites in Port Adelaide. When you book you must provide your mobile phone number: in the week of the performance you will be given instructions by SMS for meeting us.



Creative Team

Lead artists: Lz Dunn, Lawrence English, Lara Thoms & Shian Law
With: Alysha Herrmann, Bella Hone-Saunders, Erin Fowler, Jonno Revanche, Lauren Abineri, Marcus Louend, Pony Horseman, Sara Scarlet Strachan, Susan Bruce & Thomas Capogreco.