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Awavena – Lynette Wallworth

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  • Free Admission


  • Thu 27 Feb 2020, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Fri 28 Feb 2020, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Sat 29 Feb 2020, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Sun 1 Mar 2020, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Mon 2 Mar 2020, 10:00am–5:00pm

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Art Gallery of WA

From Emmy Award-winning director and recent World Economic 2020 Crystal Award recipient Lynette Wallworth, Awavena is a stunning tale of metamorphosis told through cutting edge XR technology.

The mixed-reality work is a collaboration between an artist and a community, melding technology and transcendent experience so that a vision can be shared, and a story told of a people ascending from the edge of extinction. It is an unmissable experience and a gift from the Yawanawa at a time of peril for their people. They hope our experience of Awavena will shift our consciousness and change the way we perceive the world, reflecting more deeply about the decisions we make.

For the Amazonian Yawanawa people, ‘medicine’ has the power to take you inside a vision to a place you have never been. By working with Australian artist Lynette Wallworth, Hushahu, the first woman shaman of the Yawanawa is able to use VR technology to open a portal to another way of knowing.

The work first premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the World Economic Forum in Davos and the 2018 Venice International Film Festival. It is the second in a series of mixed-reality works by Lynette Wallworth and producer Nicole Newnham, following on from their Emmy Award-winning VR film Collisions.

This experience is free, but bookings are essential.

Presented in association with Perth Festival
Supported by AGWA Principal Partner and Perth Festival Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts

Image credit - Hushahu looks at dailies in a cardboard VR headset. Photo by Greg Downing.

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