WILDERNESS LAB: GETTING PHYSICAL – Observing and Learning Motion and Mobility

LET’S GET PHYSICAL – OBSERVING AND LEARNING THE ART OF MOTION AND MOBILITY FROM GREY NOMADS, BIKE BOYS, AND JAPANESE TOURISTS

How do  differing community groups engage and explore Point Nepean National Park ? And how can the creation of an app engage and connect divergent inter-generational and multi-cultural community groups in a mixed reality participatory experience? How to integrate mobility, motion, migration, and movement as the driving force behind the downloadable app and public outcomes? These are some of the charged challenges facing the Atelier Edens artists as they undertake R+D into the Point Nepean site, mapping the design of the Atelier Edens app and designing the public launch outcomes and experiences.

Through the WILDERNESS LAB, and in collaboration and partnership with Parks Victoria, Vic Health MOTION program, and Creative Environment Enterprises, the Atelier Edens artists will work on-site at Point Nepean National Park to employ a field research model to generate narrative, content, and assets through a direct exploration of the park site and its users.

Atelier Edens is about ‘Getting Physical’ through expanding the parameters of motion and mobility: walking the trails and climbing trees with bird watchers and GoPro cams strapped to our heads; exploring the bunkers and military labyrinths with street lugers; researching and sampling the history of the Point Nepean site with ghost tour operators and park rangers; and journeying to Victoria’s park lands as part of a grey nomad fleet.

VicHealth has developed the MOTION: Arts, Physicality and Social Connection Program to get individuals and communities to increase their physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. Through MOTION, VicHealth has identified range of non-traditional arts activities that provide opportunities for active participation.

Atelier Edens aims to catalyse healthy, active, and sustainable experiences in Victoria’s wilderness.

We can only aspire to having Olivia’s trim form at launch of the app in 2012.

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