EPA is committed to deepening audiences’ experiences of place through site-responsive,
participatory, ecological performance. Since forming in 2013, the group has created works
around the Birrarung in Melbourne’s CBD (‘Body of Water’, 2013), at Altona Coastal Reserve
in partnership with Hobsons Bay Council (‘Distal Fragments’, 2014, ‘Explosive Measures’,
2015) and for 47 urban sites (‘M47’, 2016) supported by City of Melbourne. We entail sound
and installation artists, dancers, theatre directors and performance academics. With a
shared Body Weather training practice underpinning our work, we have evolved a truly
collaborative performance-making process that incorporates all members’ skills and ideas
from a deeply immersed inhabitation of the performance sites. Many of our performances
have been structured as guided experiential walks, often working with Indigenous
custodians and environmental scientists, exploring ecological, cultural and historical layers
of place, as well as odd and wondrous local features.
EPA artists performing for M to M are: Peter Fraser, Gretel Taylor, Bronwen Kamasz, Stuart
Grant, Jonathon Sinatra, Karen Berger, Myfanwy Hunter, Angela Viora and Gabrielle New.