Treatment: Flightlines 2017
Treatment: Flightlines 2017 was the second iteration in an on-going research project examining the formation of temporary communities via the commissioning of temporary public artworks.
The installment, curated by Dr Cameron Bishop, featured the work of ten local and international artists, each of whom offered a compelling meditation on the extraordinary 10,000 hectare Western Treatment Plant in Werribee. Over two weekends in April 2017, a fleet of buses carried audience members to eight works (by ten artists), spread out over a 60 kilometre route. Through site, sound, smell, community, performance, film, photography, sculpture and installation, viewers were taken on a bio-diverse journey around the Plant - for almost 130 years and still evolving; one of Melbourne’s most critical infrastructures.
A publication featuring images of the artworks essays by Cameron Bishop, David Cross and the artists will be released in October 2018.