Scenes of the Beginning from the End
2003, 2001
live, multimedia, site-specific performance
Project Description

An original live artwork interweaving movement, video, music and text into the landscape of desert, suburbs and city.

Physically rigorous and visually entrancing, the performance travels the highways from Australia’s interior to the suburban outskirts of the metropolis into the arteries of urban life. Sand, sky and flood-plain give way to roads, cityscapes and highways as iconic representations are re-framed and rendered with new meaning in the subterranean climate of a car-park.

In 2003, the performance was invited by Cankarjev Dom in Ljubljana, Slovenia and was presented in the Vibafilm Movie Studios.

Project Credits

David Pledger


Peter Eckersall

Production Manager

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Shane Grant


Tony Briggs

Tamara Saulwick

Paul Bongiovanni

Louise Taube

Cazerine Barry

Greg Ulfan

Natalie Cursio

Video Production

Mark Atkin

Stage Manager

Angela Pamic

Commissioned by:

Australia Council for the Arts (sole funder)