Southern Crossings

Taking place within Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, Southern Crossings is an evolving audio library of commuter contemplations on comings and goings, arrivals and departures, hopes and disappointments and other stuff.

The Installation : A small building covered entirely with luggage, suitcases, hand-bags appears overnight in the main concourse of Southern Cross Station. The interior of the building reveals an old-fashioned tea parlour, replete with high-backed twin-seaters and fine china. The parlour doubles as an intimate recording studio.

The Archive : Inquisitively entering our station booth, commuters and other station users are invited to share and record their stories, recollections, reflections. Joining us for a cup of tea, browsing our collection of travel and railway literature, and sharing a story or two – about people, moments, what they have left behind and what they have found. And anything else.

The Audio Journey : Shared stories form the basis for an audio work/walk. Equiped with a music player and booklet, audience journey through these collected memories, music and Southern Cross station.

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Performance History and Awards

Commissioned by: City of Melbourne Arts and Participation program 2010

Winner: Green Room Award 2010 for Site-Specific Theatre

Creative Team

Created by: one step at a time like this – Suzanne Kersten, Clair Korobacz, Paul Moir and Julian Rickert

Produced by: City of Melbourne’s Arts & Participation Program and one step at a time like this
Installation Design: Simon Bowland in collaboration with one step at a time like this
Installation Project Manager: Stephanie Brotchie
Installation Design Consultant for one step at a time like this: Andrew Bailey
Flyer Design: Jacquie Moon (Plump Design)

Partners and Support

Commissioned by City of Melbourne, Arts and Participation program.