2016 ACDGP grantees
Five Short Blasts Hamburg
Sector: Arts and Culture
Art form or genre: Theatre, Multi arts, Dance, Music, Community arts/cultural development, Other: sound installation on the water
Country location: Germany
Grantee: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey (group of two individuals/sole traders)
Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey are leading Australian sound/music experimental artists, working across industries, sites and contexts. They have worked together since 1993 and live in Melbourne, Australia. Their experimental work is driven by a curiosity and questioning about listening in human culture.
Their production, Five Short Blasts, Hamburg, is an encounter with the waters and city of Hamburg and comprises a flotilla of boats and radio broadcasts, created with the people and contingencies of the harbour. The term, Five Short Blasts is a marine signal for "I am unsure of your intentions and fear we may collide."
Five Short Blasts connects with the water community, working with a local writer and five boat skippers, presenting a season of early morning voyages around the Port and Waterways of central Hamburg, Germany. The presentation of this award-winning work creates an exchange brokered through the universal language of water passage.
Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program grant offer: $19,820
Total project value: $97,720