A co-production between Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators (AUS) & Good Company Arts (NZ)
Laniakea is an invitation to experience a different scale of space and time.
Music and projected imagery open onto the cosmos and evoke ancient, ancestral narratives that draw connections between humans and the stars.
Cocreated by Australia-New Zealand-Taiwan artistic team, this work was created as 40-minute synaesthetic live music + projected digital dance film experience with two live musicians and immersive sound.
Suits presentation in a black box setting with a flat floor. Option for outdoor presentation with projected imagery.
Project concept | music composer: Dr Corrina Bonshek (Australia)
Pipa: Jasmine Chen (Taiwan)
Percussion & composer: Michael Askill (Australia)
Sound spatialisation, mixing & live effects: Anna Whitaker (Australia)
Sound recording: Anna Whitaker, David Spearrit
Producer: Corrina Bonshek
Film director & concept: Daniel Belton of Good Company Arts (New Zealand)
Dance | choreography: Janessa Dufty (Australia)
Choreographic process: Daniel Belton & Janessa Dufty
Boomerang: Joseph Skeen Snr
Motion graphics | Star fields-Nebula: Jac Grenfell (New Zealand)
Cinematography | Stills: Daniel Belton
Generative Atmospherics: Patxi Araujo
Film editor | Optical effects: Daniel Belton
Fibro optic rods: Airstrument™
Spatial Design: Stuart Foster
Film producer: Donnine Harrison
Special thanks to Joseph Ian Skeen Snr and Family (Paternal: Birri-Gubba, Maternal Kuku-Thapan) for use of his Boomerang in this production, and to Aunty Mary Graham, Yugambeh Elder, for creative and cultural consultation.
Laniakea was supported by HOTA Home of Arts and City of Gold Coast through HOTA’s Creative Development Program. Its first stage of development was supported by Creative New Zealand and The Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
2022 | Laniakea binaural CD release (forthcoming)
2021 | Laniakea VR miniature created & produced by Good Company Arts
2019 | Industry showing September 25, Indoors at the Outdoor Space, HOTA Home of the Arts.