Boorna Waanginy 'The Trees Speak' at PIAF 2017
Kings Park transformed into an immersive labyrinth of light and sound, projected onto massive trees weaving traditional Aboriginal Noongar art and stories that draw parallels to the Western Australia of the modern day and how we commit and relate to this land.
An extraordinary collaborative effort of many artists were involved to bring this piece to life. Steven contributed animation and post-production assistance in the final stages to see the work realised over three consecutive epic nights in February 2017 - attracting an audience of over 100,000 people.
Over three extraordinary nights Kings Park is magically transformed into a cathedral of light, sound and imagery in which the trees come to life.
State of the art technology and the natural world come together for this spectacular walkthrough experience – where great flocks of birds fly overhead and animals dance and play. The event culminates with a light installation dedicated to the protection of the beautiful part of the world we live in – made in collaboration with thousands of young people across WA.
Created in association with the Noongar community, scientists and botanists, Boorna Waanginy explores the inter-connectedness of all life, the fragile beauty of South West Australia’s landscape and the threats it now faces.
Nigel Jamieson Director
Zoe Atkinson Artistic Associate & Designer
Sohan Ariel Hayes Media Artist
Dr Richard Walley Artistic Associate & Cultural Advisor
Kingsley Reeve Sound Designer
Ash Gibson Greig Composer
Mark Howett Lighting Designer
Sean McKernan Lighting Associate Designer
Kim Scott Writer (Six Seasons) & Voice Artist
Shane Pickett Paintings Appearing in Six Seasons
The West Australian