Road Map



An interdisciplinary collaboration led by Urbanvessel in partnership with MABELLEarts and Mabelle residents of all ages and backgrounds. Road Map explored stories of transformation through song, sound, installation and live film-scoring.

We kicked off the project with Watermelon Smash…carving, eating, drumming and smashing watermelons. The best way to launch the summer! And we closed with a reprise of Watermelon Smash — transformed into song and Bollywood moves — as part of MABELLEarts’ mid-winter parade, Invincible Summer. Field recordings and songs have been woven into two brand new film scores: A Light in Midwinter and Waving Goodbye. Stay tuned for MABELLEarts new online documentary, launching 2015.

Our stellar line-up of artists included: singers Christine Duncan, Alex Samaras and Maryem Hassan Tollar, sound artist and all-round techno wizard Rob Cruickshank,  percussionist Germaine Liu, MABELLEarts’ chief mischief-maker Leah Houston and Urbanvessel’s own Juliet Palmer

 Photos courtesy MABELLEarts.