From the Anthropause necessitated by Covid-19, the possibility emerged for a kind of re-positioning of humans and the non-human world, whereby we might take a less domineering role. As we rush to return to our anthropocentric lives, Co-habit is a reminder of this possibility.
This screen-based work by Gretel Taylor and Laki Sideris was commissioned by Burrinja for Holding Pattern in 2021 and was then officially selected for the 2nd International Ecoperformance Festival, screened in Sao Paulo, Brazil and online in May 2022.
BodyPlaceProject is based on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people in Corhanwarrabul/Dandenong Ranges and Narrm/Melbourne, and undertakes work in many other locations. We pay deep respect to First Nations elders past and present, who have listened to Country and danced, sung and told stories in and about their places for millennia, to share knowledge and to care for Country and people. They are the first site-specific artists!