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ACMI + Melbourne Festival present

Creating Worlds: Lynette Wallworth & Enrique Vargas In Conversation

8 Oct

Theatre Director, Enrique Vargas and Artist and Filmmaker, Lynette Wallworth both create immersive works that explore bold new ways of telling and experiencing stories. In Echo of the Shadow, Vargas invites the audience to enter a sensorial labyrinth, a singular experience of looking, listening, smelling, tasting and touching.

In Collisions, audiences are taken on a virtual journey to the remote Western Australian desert where Martu elder, Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, shares the story of the impact of the 1957 atomic bomb testing on his homelands.

Join Enrique and Lynette in a conversation moderated by Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway about creating immersive worlds, audience interaction and experiential storytelling and their most recent works showing at ACMI as part of Melbourne Festival.

  • Lynette Wallworth is an acclaimed Australian artist and director whose immersive installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world, while also exploring fragile human states of grace. Her works use mesmeric environments, interactive technologies and narrative long form to engage with viewers. They have screened at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian, Vienna Festival and the London Film Festival.

    Enrique Vargas is a Colombian dramaturge and anthropologist who is renowned for his immersive and experiential theatre works. He began inventing games in the intricate and labyrinthine coffee plantations typical of the Andes surroundings where he grew up. His productions include Ariadna’s Thread, Oraculos and The Memory of the Wine, amongst many more, which have shown at Taipei Performing Arts Center, World Theatre Festival Shizuoka, London International Festival and the Theatre Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá.