For Creation is an elaborate contemplation of the great weight, the myriad complexity, the glittering webs enveloping matter and sentience. Combining playful proposition, ardent queerness, elegy and homage, this new moving image artwork forms a call to congregants of CREATION. Made over three years, around entwined global crises of health, climate and justice, For Creation is animated paper collage constructed from the ruins of obsolete books. In Sydney, Kandos and Darwin, collage workshop participants collectively studied SJ Norman’s glorious Liturgy of the Saprophyte, the new sacred literature at the heart of the CREATION project, and their resulting artworks form figure and field.
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Honouring Liturgy of the Saprophyte (excerpt) written and recited by S.J Norman
Collage animation and editing by Melody Pei Li
Additional stop motion by Martin Fox
Original soundtrack Stereogamous
featuring vocal composition by Lupa J
Figures created by Deborah Kelly and in workshops hosted by
Women With Knives (Kandos): Joanne Albany, Bridget Baskerville, Karen Golland, Sarah Michell, Julie Williams, Wendy Williams
Beloved Collective (Darwin): convenors Erica McCalman and Matthew Van Roden with Sarah Pirrie, Tarzan Junglequeen, Lee Harrop
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney): Kate Andrews, Mia Ardianto, Alia Ardon, Veronica Barac-Gomez, Tristan Chant, Elizabeth Chua, Alice Crawford, Stella Darling, Susana Depetris, Rebecca Gallo, Amanda Holt, Lex Lindsay, Judy-Ann Moule, Karan Singh, Floria Tosca.
Landscapes by Jenny More with special permission from Peter Swain, Dabee Wiradjuri man, to reproduce his depiction of the Murrayang mountains, Wiradjuri Country.
Dramaturgical/choreographic consultant Angela Goh
Photography by Lucy Parakhina, Garry Trinh, Alex Wisser
Australia Council for the Arts, Arts House Melbourne, Cementa, City of Sydney, Create New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
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