Installation by local artists as part of the Alice Live program (not a WTS project)
Have you ever caught a glimpse, from the corner of your eye of something intriguing? Have you heard a message in a rumble, in a murmur, in the dull sound of an ache?
Just after sunset three troopies appear along Todd Mall, wayfarers all, following a well-worn path through Mparntwe.
This is familiar route for these light beings. Maybe you have crossed their path before, maybe you will be halted in your tracks by their blazing light and cocooned darkness. Where are you now?
Blink and you will dis/miss them, for to be with them in an ongoing becoming is to sense this specific sighting (site) with all our capacities.
Troopies of Light
Accompanying the end of a long, long, extremely hot and dry summer (Uterne Uyelpuyerreme)
Lines of carriage
Take us far
Moving along dry grass, dry stones
Under the moon
The wind blows
Three slow moving women
Hold the sky
As it cuts down
Branches change, part and die
The wind is blowing
Hot and dull
Shadows are moving
Across phases of the moon
Shadows of eucalyptus and date palm
Descend and move on
Wendy Cowan, 2019
Wendy Cowan and Mark Goonan have worked on site specific events and performances in many places, including Dublin, Derry, Wolverhampton and Darwin. These happenings were created alongside a variety of arts organisations such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Theatre of Fire, Welfare State International, Wet Paint Arts, to name a few. Wendy and Mark were the founding members of a street theatre company, which toured festivals across Ireland.