If Water Could Speak | Virtual Artist in Residence

In early 2022 a was a Virtual Artist in Residence with the North Midlands Project. It was wonderful working with Shiona Herbert, a teacher at Coorow Primary School to engage her students in a Media Arts Experiment. We have been able to Ebb & Flow and explore the provocation – “If Water Could Speak” – what is it saying? How can we give voice to water through sharing images, sounds and arising words. Alongside the project, Shiona did this interview with me and the project was extended as a global invitation to participate. I have also worked with a group of community members to explore what kind of connections we could build through Online Creative Collaboration. You can view all the works here. And watch the co-created audio visual mediation below.

Mahri Autumn Gig in Autumn

Photo : Sound checking at Mt Kembla with little girls hanging close. Love that look in their eyes. The one that says ” hmmmmmm women don’t play drums like that on TV??? ”

It was a warm sublime afternoon. The orange sun traversed the forest wrapped mountains and settled on our smiling faces as it gently dawned on us that perhaps we were indeed a community. A group of people with shared concerns, inspired by the creative juices that swim amongst us, jointly developing regular means of spending time together and collectively striving for a more sane, sustainable and meaningful existence. Of course later that week it was discovered that we hadn’t drunk enough alcohol to make the pub happy with us. Ahhhhh well. Time to organise some gigs in local halls.