Concept, creation performance: Kate Hunter Collaborators: Josephine Lange (performance, composition), Jem Savage (electroacoustic design), Kath Papas (producer).
Developed for Melbourne's Festival of Live Art (FoLA) 2016, currently in second-stage development.
Generously supported by the Besen Family Foundation, the City of Yarra Performance Investigations program, and Theatre Works.
'Earshot' is driven by Kate's lifetime obsession of eavesdropping on the private conversations of complete strangers.
Built using overheard stories gathered from the general public in cafes, parks and trams, 'Earshot' is an epic poem of eavesdropping, combining the Homeric tradition of oral storytelling with voice-activated text projection.
Part artistic surveillance exercise, part live art, part performance event, ‘Earshot' is a fly-on-the-wall insight into the lives of others: personal, epic, comic and sometimes devastating.
Season premiere: November 27- December 3, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne