In-ya-ear aims to connect strangers in public spaces. It creates a path from private to public through offering access to five different ‘happenings’ in a transient space. The installation is recreated in partnership with each local community and site. During the installation the public is invited to share their own music on portable speakers in Shuffle; be part of the short film Yawn and see it screened at the station; enter a ‘green haven’ and experience an audio work with a stranger in Strange Not Strange; play Crush Candy – the re-imagined real life version of the game app Candy Crush; and record a story then listen to it in verbatim sound work, Stories at the Station.
“In-ya-ear simultaneously captures the wonderful diversity and idiosyncratic nature of humans, their humor and their sometimes apathy.” Anna Tregloan, Curator of the Australian Exhibit for PQ15, 2015
Platform Shimmy - Station Gets Its Dance On, Mentone Leader Newspaper, 2016
2016: Mentone Train Station (Australia)
2015: Australian Exhibit at Prague Quadrennial Performance Design & Space (Czech Republic)
2015: Glenferrie Train Station (Australia)
2013: Footscray Train Station (Australia)
Concept, Direction, Performance: Renae Shadler | Performance, Collaboration: Rebecca Jensen, Alicia Beckhurst, Virginia Francia | Sound Designer: Robert Jordan, Edward Willoughby | Production: Cameron Stewart | Mentor: Susie Dee | Yawn video artwork inspired by Virginia Francia
Past presentations have been supported by Kingston City Council, Boroondara City Council, Maribyrnong City Council and Yarra City Council. Australia at PQ15 was supported by Arts Victoria and Australia Council for the Arts.