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Siteworks: strategic intervention in art and science dialogues

Deborah Ely & Mike Leggett

Siteworks is a research program auspiced by the Bundanon Trust, centred in an Australian bush location three hours drive south of Sydney. The first in 2009 brought fluvial geo-morphologists onsite for several months prior to an event that brought together other earth scientists with local, national and international artists, professional performers and a site-based artist and director. During each of the two days entitled Ten Trenches, presentations from all participants, was followed by a series of performances. 

In the following years this pattern was adopted for Siteworks, looking above the ground as well as beneath it. (Presented at Balance/Unbalance 2015, ASU Phoenix)