2012 -

Photographs, video and sound. 

The Yabba project is an extension of a work titled Hemipteron: a form of conceptual documentary which investigates the underbelly of vernacular Mildura. The still and moving imagery is informed and inspired by choreographed, instigated and random voice recordings at a specific site which is both a physical place and biospherical zone. The project is an audiovisual haiku that raises questions in regard to poignant contemporary issues relating to the local/global, obvious/surreptitious surveillance and unscripted/choreographed public/private behavioral patterns. The imagery is underpinned and guided by a score that was composed by Häggblom’s Finnish colleague and collaborator Tuomas Alexander Laitinen.