Live Performance of Creative Work

URBAN DEVAS [Auckland]

CM Brown, P Dadson

TBC | Published : 2010


Phil Dadson and Carol Brown have collaborated to create, Urban Devas. In this piece a roving chorus inhabits a series of civic spaces within the central business district of Auckland through body movement, voice and sonic props. Informed by Max Ernst’s graphic novel an artist’s book Une Semaine de Bonté (A Week of Kindness), these performers appear as surreal figures - devas - between reality and myth - who occupy spaces in-between and in the gaps and cavities of dominant civic spaces. Arriving unannounced and ‘out of the blue’ at pre-determined times and places, they perform short choreographic interventions and loud sonic interjections that resonate through the public site.

University of Melbourne Researchers