Lz Dunn: Popmutate
Nature in the Dark 1
This work was produced through recapturing the screen image using a digital device via the filter of an optical lens. It re-perceives and refocuses the pictures of these digitally monitored, bush-fire damaged sites through the traditional animal-watching device of binoculars to generate constantly moving and evolving circles of light that traverse the screen like cellular forms. Referencing the Fibonacci sequence as the pattern by which new cells are introduced, we witness a repopulation of the site with a new and mutated generation.
Lz Dunn is an interdisciplinary artist working across performance, movement, video, sound and participatory models. Their practice explores shifting understandings and intersections of queerness, ecology, transition, ‘nature’ and being. They are influenced by training in built environment and education and an interest in emerging ecological and queer thinking. They’re increasingly concerned with choreographic methodologies and approaches that draw on authentic and improvised movement. Liz’s work draws on urban and non-urban perspectives, the ongoing process of forming and reforming values systems, transitional states, ways of seeing and being, and exploring the expansive possibilities of selfhood. Liz practices in a highly collaborative mode and has been an Artistic Associate with the interdisciplinary contemporary art company Aphids since 2012. They have presented solo and collaborative works in theatres, galleries and public spaces both internationally and across Australia. Their site-specific performative work Flyway, a collaboration with Lawrence English, was co-winner of the 2012 international Music Theatre NOW (MTN) competition and received the 2013 MTN Operadagen Rotterdam Award. Liz was a 2014 recipient of a Performance Space Stephen Cummins Bequest Residency for Emerging Queer Performance, with mentorship from Martin Del Amo.