Lz Dunn works with performance, movement, sound, video, other people, places and participatory processes to think about ecologies, ‘nature’, queerness and ways we can live. Lz is also an Artistic Associate with Aphids. Lz grew up in regional Queensland and now lives in Melbourne.
In 2016 Lz is developing Aeon, a listening movement through public space that connects bird flocking with queer ecology. With collaborators, Lawrence English, Shian Law and Lara Thoms, Aeon is being developed through Mobile States and has had development presentations at Melbourne’s Arts House, Brisbane Powerhouse, Castlemaine’s Punctum, Adelaide’s Vitalstatistix and Hobart’s Salamanca Moves festival. In each location local artists contribute as co-performers to adapt and localise the project. Aeon will premiere in Melbourne in 2017. In late 2016 Lz will present a new solo performance for Lucy Guerin Inc P4SS.
Flyway, created with Lawrence English for the 2012 Next Wave Festival, was nominated for a 2013 Green Room Award, was co-winner of the international Music Theatre NOW (MTN) competition (2012) and received the MTN Operadagen Rotterdam Award (2013). Flyway has been presented at Operadagen Rotterdam (2014) and Varna Summer International Theatre Festival, Bulgaria (2014), NOA Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania (2015) and The Substation (2016).
As an Artistic Associate with Aphids, since 2012, Lz has co-created and performed in: Howl (Arts House, FOLA, 2016), Singular Phenomenon (Malthouse Theatre 2015), The Drive-In Project (Dromana Drive-In, 2014), Game Show (FOLA, 2014) and Thrashing Without Looking (2012), which toured nationally for Mobile States Performing Lines.
Lz’s video and installation work has been presented at Federation Square, Underbelly Arts Festival, The Substation, Brisbane Powerhouse, Bayside Gallery, tcb art inc., On Edge Festival (Cairns), The National Portrait Gallery, KickArts Contemporary Arts and Cairns Regional Art Gallery.Aeon lizdunn.link