Latitudes – Window
Latitudes weaves together nine artistic commissions from A.Girl, BLESSED, Claire Cao, Eda Gunaydin, Gillian Kayrooz, Mo Aung, Nerdie (1300), Sela Vai, and Serwah Attafuah in three dynamic short films that explore themes of audibility, distance and perspective.
Window is the final video in the series.
Perspectives shift when lenses tilt. Playing with physical and metaphysical concepts of perspective, this film features spoken word from A.Girl, choreography by Sela Vai and score by Mo Aung.
In just 3 years, singer, songwriter and rapper Hinenuiterangi Tairua (aka A.Girl) has blown up on her local hip-hop scene, leading the new guard of young artists coming out of Sydney’s west. Her silky-smooth vocals over fresh hip hop beats and R&B jams have powered her breakthrough singles ‘Play’, ‘All Over You,’ ‘We Them Boyz,’ and ‘2142.’ She was swiftly named Next Big Thing at the FBi Awards, won triple j Unearthed’s festival slot at Listen Out, and was heralded by UK’s Wonderland as a rising star.
Tongan-Australian movement director Sela Vai is internationally recognised for her distinguishing choreography and empowering presence. Sela’s credits and clients include Apple, MECCA, CADA, the A-League, T-Kay Maidza and Young Franco, Thelma Plum, Ngaiire, No Mono, Milan Ring, BloodMoon and more. She’s performed as part of Dream Dance Company; Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne Fringe; PACTHouse: Temple; and presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. She is the founder of HUMXN and a recent presenter at TED X.
Mo Aung is a Burmese/Western Sydney based musician creating a unique sound with intricate hip-hop and innovative beats. Mo has worked with INQ and wildflower, and last year he released his first solo EP, Marionette, which he describes as ‘A response to the current political climate in Burma but through the process, it has also been a discovery of self and has brought a closer connection to my origin.’
This film was created and filmed on Darug, D’harawal, Gadigal and Wiradjuri Country. The creators of this film acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and their continuous connection to Country, community and storytelling. We pay respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Words by A.Girl
Music by Mo Aung
Choreography by Sela Vai
A Subversus series commissioned by Powerhouse
Directed by VERSUS (Tanya Babic & Jason Sukadana)
Commissioning Editors: Callum Cooper, Lisa Havilah, Lisa Ffrench
Creative Producer: Cara Stewart
Program Producer: Nikki Brogan
Creative Directors: Tanya Babic & Jason Sukadana
Production Company: Subversus
Cinematography: Tyson Perkins
Senior Producer: Justine Moyle
Editor: Sean McDermott
Colourist: Matt Fezz
Title Design: Huy Nguyen
Monique von zum Hof
Ranjeet & Arnold
Production Coordinator: Amber Rose
1st AC: Matt Scott Chow
2nd AC: Sean McDermott
Steadicam Operator: Jake Iesu
Gaffer: Matt Willis
Best Boy 1: Nik Damianakis
Best Boy 2: Craig Knight
Art Directors: Tanya Babic & Jason Sukadana
Assistant Choreographers: Leeanne Rood & Bella Barcelon
A.Girl Stylist: Oriana De Luca
A.Girl Hair & Makeup: Elizabeth Kpaka
Sound Recordist: Nathan Bell
Runner: Nathan Akhoui
BTS Stills: Katie Cao
Collection object cinematography: Brad Jarrett
1st AC: Steivan Hassler
Gaffer: Matt Wilson
Sound Design: Mara Schwerdtfeger
Sound Mix: Weronika Razna
Thanks to our location partners: Blacktown City Council, Blacktown Netball Courts and Plantbank Mt Annan
With thanks to the Powerhouse Collections Team: Lucy Clark, Bronwyn Dunn, Meredith Freeman, Craig Hull, Nathan Mudyi Sentance, Nick McNamara, Brianna Ranieri, Tom Wilcox and Scott Winston
Special thanks to: Panavision Australia, Ayeesha Ash, Campbell Bickerstaff, Damian McDonald, Stella Palmer and Ramona Telecican