A familiar tale to many . . . Bowerbirds is a story about the unspoken, unexpected and unseen inside a relationship.
Depicting four stages of an intimate relationship, the tale plays out over four distinct chapters revealing two perspectives cohabiting the same nest. Bowerbirds is an avant-garde short film that portrays the habitat, rituals, and mannerisms of the male bowerbird species and how these behaviours translate into human form.
Creator + Director | Sarah-Vyne Vassallo
Performer + Collaborator | Dan Daw
Performer + Collaborator | Daniel Monks
Composer | Ekrem Mülayim
Film Collaborator | J Motor
Consulting Producer | Bus Stop Films
Scenographer | Stephen Metcalf
November 2017 – September 2018
Tuesday 25 September – Saturday 6 October 2018
Monday 15 October – Thursday 8 November 2018
Bowerbirds Stage One Development occurred in 2015.
Bowerbirds has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the NSW Government through Create NSW and in partnership with The Arts Centre Cootamundra.
Image credits: ‘Bowerbirds’ studio sharing 2016. Photos by Hayley Rose Photography.