- Get involved
Ranging from the odd, spectacular and the sublime Southern Encounter embraces art, culture, community, heritage and landscape in its broadest forms. Utilising South Australia’s oldest rail route, Southern Encounter is presented on a chartered heritage train and will provide a landscape-scale experience of ‘happenings’ that incorporate old media/new media, performance, installation, and the interdisciplinary arts of sound as audiences traverse coastal Victor Harbor through to inland Strathalbyn.
Expanding upon conventional ideas of interaction and site specific, Southern Encounter will exploit physical and online spaces specifically to incite active engagement and collaboration between artists, visiting audiences and local communities. It would be dumb of you to not bring your smart phone!
The Southern Encounter train departs Victor Harbor train station at 16.15 sharp. For conference goers we have arranged a courtesy bus, leaving Goolwa at 15.45 SHARP, which will take you to Victor Harbor Station. Southern Encounter will terminate at Goolwa train station at 20.00, just in time for the evening program.
Contributions by the audience and the general public are invited before, during and after the event. Please take photos, video, audio recordings and/or post write text to share your experiences.
Suggested ways to do this:
* Check in and post to the Facebook event via http://tinyurl.com/sthen
* use #sthen if you post on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube or Soundcloud
* or just email your files or links to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then gather all our material together and share our collective stories via http://storify.com/sthen
Southern Encounter is curated by Sarah Last, artist/independent curator and founding member of The WIRED Lab. Artists include: David Burraston, Public Assembly with Jesse Cox, Luke Harrald, Tristan Louth-Robins, Matthew Timmis, Sam McMahon, Fee Plumley and the Ngarrindjeri Rritjarukar (Willy Wagtails) Choir. Community groups include: South Australian Working Sheepdog Association, Steam Ranger Heritage Railway Association, and retired communications engineer Eddy Roberts. Along with contributions from representatives from: Fleurieu Birdwatchers, Hoad Fisheries, South Coast Amateur Radio Club, South Coast Model Aerosport Club, South Australian EPA, Goolwa Lions Club, Adelaide Treasure Hunters, Oscar W and Hindmarsh Island International Airport. Sound production by Wombat Trax Audio.
'Southern Encounter' and The Wired Lab is proudly supported by Country Arts SA through its Performance Development program and has been made possible through financial assistance of the Australia Council’s Music Board, Arts SA’s Independent Makers and Producers Fund and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.