“Reading Solaris to the Great Moorool”


2014 Tarrawarra Biennial

The final moments of “Have You Heard of The Great Moorool?” a Town Meeting that The Telepathy Project convened at the Healesville Hotel in Australia in 2014 to explore stories and histories of water in the Yarra Valley and beyond.

Guests included:

Vocals by Julie Ohara accompanied on guitar and ukulele by Sam Leman

Welcome to Country by Brooke Collins

MC Natalie King

The Telepathy Project

Brin from The Healesville and District Historical Society

Mick Woiwod

Dr.Leon Marvel

the Healesville community

The meeting was part of “Reading Solaris to the Great Moorool” a three part project commissioned for the 2014 Tarrawarra Biennial including a special performance for The Melbourne International Festival. ‘Reading Solaris to the Great Moorool’ explores alternate histories and ways of communicating, collaborating and knowing place. Working extensively with the local Healesville community, The Telepathy Project bring together seminal SciFi text “Solaris”, a philosophical exploration of anthropomorphic limitations manifested in an attempt to communicate with a sentient body of water, with the Kulin Creation Story of the “Great Moorool Lake”, a body of water that once covered the Yarra Valley in a series of musical performances, meetings, archives and installations.

preview here http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/artists-tap-into-hidden-histories-20140805-1004za.html