James and I participated in BACKYARD DANCES, an on-line community dance which tempted to bring the ordinary and the local to the global stage through a collection of backyard video streams performed by Becca Wood and dancers in Berlin, Brisbane, Oklahoma, Taipa, Auckland City and Auckland Waterview. These locations were linked by the same sound score made of a mash up of backyard videos sent by contributors responding to a call for participation.
Backyard Dances was made for the Electrosmog Festival performance/events program. ElectroSmog is a new festival that revolves around the concept Sustainable Immobility. The festival introduced and explored this concept in theory and practice. With Sustainable Immobility they refer to a critique of current systems of hyper mobility of people and products in travel and transport, and their ecological unsustainability.