A moving collaboration from Australian artist Ian Strange and American musician and producer Trevor Powers (previously Youth Lagoon). Melancholic nevertheless euphoric, “Dalison” is a eulogy for a shortly-to-be demolished home and the group it was as soon as a aspect. The task sees an isolated “hold-out” property introduced to existence through an architectural intervention, and massive-scale set up and “performance,” documented in an 18-minute movie and four photographic is effective. Applying a stadium-sized LED online video monitor and programmed theatre lights, Bizarre choreographs a durational mild installation to Powers’ first 18-minute composition of experimental audio, reworking the vacant residence of 20 Dalison Avenue in Wattleup, Western Australia.
“Dalison” varieties section of Strange’s ongoing overall body of perform, building substantial-scale architectural interventions with communities, checking out thoughts of “home” and social displacement around the globe. Wattleup was after a thriving suburban township involving Perth’s Indian Ocean and main freeway. It now sits eerily abandoned thanks to state government redevelopment and is just just one of two residences remaining. 300+ homes have by now been demolished, leaving a lot of families uprooted and uncertain about their future.
“The concept of the venture was to build this huge-scale display that would allow us to slash the residence out of the landscape with light-weight, to encounter the household in shifting states of visibility, possibly silhouetted, isolated in darkness, or uncovered in its large, empty context,” Weird claims. In terms of the tunes, Powers made the composition though in isolation on the other side of the globe, sourcing inspiration from Strange’s investigation into 20 Dalison as effectively as his property in Idaho. As he explains: “I wished the new music to seem like it was dug up in a subject, like a thing that was found out, covered in grime, that it experienced some type of past lifetime or maybe numerous earlier life.”
The tale of Dalison, as properly as in-depth perception into Weird and Powers’ collaboration, is captured in an accompanying documentary small to be introduced on the internet. For now, you can examine out the trailer, photographic artwork, as well as some at the rear of-the-scenes pictures from the generating of the venture below!