zoo for the species
|zoo for the species||2003||sound and walking project with sound installation||spatial project|
|Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips||to walk|
|7 track x 11 minute audio installation|
|Project: fieldwork/fieldwalking||2003–2006||the walkingcountry, Perth||Project: Zoo for the Species||2003||Perth and Midland Railway Workshops||Exhibition: fieldwork/fieldwalking||2006||Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle|
|Exhibition: National Review of Live Art||2003||Midland Railway Workshops, Midland|
This work connects animal emotions with walking the space of Perth as part of the this walking thing theme of National Review of Live Art at the abandoned Midland Railway Workshops in 2003. Graffiti in the workshop often related to animals. What interested the artist iwas recalling some of the many anecdotes about animal emotions as a (spoken) undercurrent in the piece.
Bellvue chemical contamination
Perth Airport (en route from Cloverdale)
7 walks were undertaken starting at places representing 7 basic emotions thought to be experienced by animals. These included Joy Street, Dianella, the Fury Oil Company, Bayswater, Albrecht Fear Real Estate, Swanbourne and Love Street, Cloverdale.
Lone Pine Memorial Park walk.
Dianella (from grief)
Kangaroo Paw (from Joy)
from Albrecht Fear Real Estate Agency
under the fence at the back of the workshops
It was presented at Midland along the outside of the 100 metre long workshop which viewers walked along to hear the piece (a second showing saw it being reconfigured for the Moores Building in Fremantle).
abandoned interior (research documentation) at the Midland railway workshops.
Each of the lights along the bays of the Workshop marks one of the seven external speaker