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.
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.