Artist: Julieanne Eason / the clinic
Where: Unimed Building, ground floor 165 Gloucester Street
When: 12pm to 7pm, October 20 – 31, closed Labour Day
Between the dog and the wolf is theatre re-contextualized. The audience is situated within the installation. With the use of binaural sound recording the actors are heard speaking and moving as though they were present but never appear live. Moving video images complimenting the audio are projected down into the set; a door closes, a packet of sweets is opened, placed on the table and consumed, shadows grow longer, the lights switch on.
Each audience member hears and comprehends a slightly different version of the audio as each track has varying characters and is edited at different speeds. We use audiovisual and its spatial presentation to amplify the relationship between the audience and the thematic material – that time is experienced subjectively by each individual, and they way in which our perception of time and how we remember it is shaped by the specific context of the present and/or past situation.
The listeners are encouraged to develop a keen awareness in this scene where time contracts and space become elastic. The story that unfolds takes place at dusk, when the slowly fading light leaves two young adults shut in a room in summer house, a space of hope and suspense. In this interweaving of visual and aural systems of illusion, a floating quality is given to an everyday scene, exploring the unstable relationship between interpreting the world as it is and interpreting the world as we perceive it.