Choose Your Own Catharsis was a participatory ritual art work that was presented on Awabakal/Worimi country in September-Oct 2019 as part of Critical Animals research symposium, part of TiNA (This is Not Art) Festival.
The project explores the concept of secular ritual and meaning making in contemporary society.
The element tracks were made to subtly match the path chosen by each participant, who engaged one at a time.
We offer our deepest gratitude and love to the many places that held us along the way. The multispecies kinships made and strengthened through this work will stay with us. We pay our respects to all elders of the country we passed through, and offer our acknowledgements to our own ancestors and the ancestors of each place we travelled through. Sovereignty has never been ceded in this land and any proceeds made through this album will be donated to Grandmothers Against Removals.
released October 5, 2018
Field recordings are from Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Gunai-Kurnai, Bidawal, Yuin, Tharawal, Eora, Kuring-Gai, Awabakal + Worimi country.
Justine Walsh - vocals, field recordings, design, composition + production
Luna Mrozik Gawler - vocals, design