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We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

Albedo crabsody

Bon Mott

Side Gallery
7 Aug 2015–29 Aug 2015
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

The opening of Albedo Crabsody will commence with a temporal moment, a live 4-minute performance to transcend the corporeal through being energy. The energy is created through being and becoming the ghost of Bon Scott, the singer/songwriter of Crabsody In Blue[1]. Energy is demonstrated by the alchemical transmutation of mixing the Albedo, water and sound refraction, sonic looped incantation, sculpture, video, smoke, wind and choreography.

The Albedo Crabsody installation that continues after the performance is like the ectoplasm of the ghost, the reminder of energy.

Bon Scott’s mother taught 6-year-old Cancerian, words and tunes[2] during crossing the ocean coming from Scotland to Australia. Before moving to Freemsantle, Scott learned to swim and dive in Melbourne’s Footscray pool, and never lost his love for swimming.[3] As an adult, Scott earned a living crayfishing and scraping barnacles beneath boats. A few crabs were caught during his musical career and were healed by the blues ointment, a verse in his song Crabsody In Blue. The Albedo is the cleansing ointment and the whiteness experienced after the blackness and the blues of the Nigredo.

At 7:15pm on Friday the 7th August there will be a 4 minute Bon Mott performance.

[1] A play on Rhapsody In Blue by George Gershwin.
[2]Walker. Highway to Hell, The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend – Bon Scott. 29
[3] Walker. Highway to Hell, The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend – Bon Scott. 53


  • Bon Mott is a performance and spatial practice artist defining the intangible though embodying the ghost of singer/songwriter, Bon Scott. The intention of being the ghost of Bon Scott is to illustrate; we are not our bodies, we are energy. The ghost is summonsed through layering choreography, sculpture, film, photography, light, wind, vocals and sound effects. These layers create a perpetual dreamlike journey derived from the energy in between. Just as the lightning bolt hovers between AC/DC logo, the ghost hovers between the state of energy between life and death.[4] Bon Mott, emancipates herself from the confines of the common perception of the body, through physical expressionism and performing as energy. The exploration of energy as a transmitter of other the worldly, the in between of here and beyond, combining the ghost within human reality, technology, space and time.

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