U.D. (Urban Dreaming)
Spectrum Project Space, Perth WA
Overload Poetry Festival, Melbourne VIC
Directed by Julián Fuentes Reta
Written by: Maitland Schnaars
'U.D.' is a 15 minute piece based on the poetry of Maitland Schnaars, an indigenous man of mixed heritage. Schnaars' poetry talks with subtle whispers and brutal strength about identity. From identity the piece travels to love, the meaning of heritage, a possible future and to a bloodstained past.
This piece addresses current issues prevalent to Australia, but also bares the open wounds of all the human communities affected by racial and political intolerance.
Instead of video projection, this piece uses a simple slide projector and handmade slides. Click here to see the recording at Spectrum Project Space