Mandurah: new multimedia artwork being created for Stretch Festival

The SupaNova synchronised swimming team aged between 12 and 14.
The SupaNova synchronised swimming team aged between 12 and 14.

AN exciting, multi-sensory artwork is being created for this year’s Stretch Festival, the ‘HydroDome project’.

As well as calling on the community to share their sounds of Mandurah’s much-loved aquatic lifestyle, the City has enlisted swimmers to take part in the project, adding another dimension.

Participating swimmers of all ages had their underwater movements filmed at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre this week.

The Peel region has a special human connection with its waterways, from Mandurah’s Binjareb heritage to 21st-century recreation.

The HydroDome project is exploring the connection with the community through a combination of art forms, engagement and technology, culminating in innovative results.

Internationally recognised digital artist Dave Carson, UK-based sound artist Justin Wiggan and choreographer Bernadette Lewis are capturing the sights, sounds and movements of the community’s interaction with the waterways.

The outcome will be showcased at the Stretch Arts Festival on May 5 and 6 in two 360-degree projection domes.