Swamp Clubb redirects the eye and pursues a revolution of the heart and a re-connection to the country in Urban Environments.
Travelling with both playfulness and reverence, accessing all the senses - Swamp Clubb enlists the help of cultural and environmental experts to create informative immersive theatre.
Join us early in the morning, where a basic breakfast will be provided to start the day!
About Matt Aitken & Mei Saraswati:
Matt Aitken is an interdisciplinary artist/educator from Western Australia, with a background in Cultural Anthropology & DIY music. Matt has partnered with PICA, AGWA, the WA Museum, Scitech, UWA, National Science Week and the State Theatre of WA in various creative projects. In 2016, Matt collaborated with Noongar elder Noel Nannup on a video work for Radical Ecologies at PICA.
Self-taught in the craft of making electronic music, Mei Saraswati works from a place of ecological inquisitiveness. Collaging field recordings, voice, sampling and instrumentation Mei seeks to investigate the intersections of natural and built environments, while exploring sound and music-making as self-directed therapy. Her most recent musical offerings see her intertwine wetlands field recordings with spiritual writings. Mei began the collaborative project Swamp Clubb in 2016. Mei holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Edith Cowan University and has recently had her work shown at the PICA and at AGWA.
WHEN: Monday 16 April, 8.00 – 10.30am
WHERE: Meet at the Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre
About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival
Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2018.
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA as part of Youth Week WA, and is supported by the State Government of Western Australia, Lotterywest and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.