23 March - 15 April 2012


Thea Costantini & Tim Cunniffe with the Churchlands Choral Society

Nightly, when darkness falls, the aural landscape of the Perth Cultural Centre will be temporarily transformed. The PICA tower will glow with a beckoning light and transmit a flood of voices: a musical composition and a layered soundscape that reflects upon loss and recovery.

This momentary and evocative work, which takes place around nautical sunset, loosely references the maritime symbols of the lighthouse, which guides lost ships away from a hazardous shore, and the siren, whose haunting voice lures sailors to their deaths. Siren plays on tensions between drowning and drying, loss and desire, memory and forgetting, consciousness and oblivion.

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