BLOOD IN THE WATER: FLIGHT, DISPLACEMENT AND THE BODY A WORK OF NARRATIVE NON-FICTION COMPRISING TEXT, SPOKEN-WORD POETRY, FILM, MUSIC AND SONG.
DATSON HUGHES is the artistic collaboration of sound artist, poet, songwriter, composer and musician Geoffrey Datson and Annette Hughes, author, songwriter, musician and cultural producer. Their multidisciplinary joint practice draws on long immersion in Australian visual, musical and literary culture, selecting and combining forms to produce multi-media performative installations. Situated in the space between thought and action, intention and deed, the poetic and the political where the individual and public self overlap, their work emerges from contemplation of the relationship between the concepts of flight and displacement and the body.
RESEARCHED, WRITTEN AND PRODUCED AS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE AT ART QUARTER BUDAPEST, 2018 & 19 Supported by the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners. arts workers, audiences and communities. With many thanks to Sally Charles, Gitta Putnoki, Anita Amoros Lopez, Vladimir Razhev, Alifiyah Imani, Peter Halasz, Gabor Halasz, Dorottya Magyar, Lisa Greenaway and Wolfgang Bartesch.