Step inside the cosy caravan and be a part of the artwork at Geelong After Dark this year with the amazing new project – Blood Sex Tears. A funky old caravan turned art installation is the space that allows you 30 seconds for The Grand Caravan’s audio expert Sharyn Brand to turn your thoughts into a compilation of moving sound art.
We got an insight from Sharyn and Dan Goronszy from The Grand Caravan (the amazing artists behind the work) about their exciting new project before they hit the streets of Geelong this May.
The Caravan is a space for you to say everything or nothing at all. Your topics are either Blood, Sex, or Tears. This piece of installation art thrives on everything from earth shattering confessions to moving sentimentality and everything in between. All the human emotions that can be expressed through your voice are at the very core of this exciting new work.
For Sharyn and Dan, the subtle differences in each person’s recording express more than people can imagine. They hold dear to them the self agency of art that incorporates the audience into the finished product. Blood Sex Tears is for both the artist and the audience, with many people noting the dual nervous and cathartic elements to the piece. The guys from the caravan hope you will surprise yourself as you become wrapped up in the human complexity within such as basic task.
Inside the Caravan you find only an old tape recorder and your own company. This is your tool, and what you do with it is up to you. Close the door on the outside world…
… After you emerge, Sharyn will piece together the audio to fully create the magic of the Blood Sex Tears encounter, piecing the art together rather than crafting it. “It’s their story, not my story. I don’t want to be heavy handed”. Sharyn’s finished sound art will grow to tell a collective tale of all who have been inside.
Want to hear the finished product? Well, you can do that too. The Grand Caravan will premiere their finished sound art after the recording phase of the installation has ended. It’s the second half of the installation that is just as inspiring as the first and one that is a "must do" to properly finish of your Blood Sex Tears experience at Geelong After Dark 2016.
The Grand Caravan has been likened before to the Tardis time capsule. You can never quite imagine how much is locked inside. So open the door and take a seat.