Launched in the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019), this site-and-culture-responsive audio installation by public artist Allan Giddy is utilising the natural flow of water to convey the voices of children in Australia and overseas, speaking in First Languages, to their community, their country and the world.
The children’s voices, recorded and edited into soundscapes, are being ‘released’ into the water to flow to the oceans.
This work is essentially invisible to passersby, yet the underwater audio can be easily accessed via a pole held with one end in the water and the other against the ear.
worain kep-ak koorliny Flow has been created with the participation of students from Brookman Primary School, speaking Noongar, and is installed in the Wetland at Perth Cultural Centre.
As the project progresses, the words that flow from children at the various locations will—metaphorically—meet and mingle in the interconnected oceans of our globe.