all projects Moora: Sonia Leber & David Chesworth

Project Title:
The Way You Move Me

Sonia Leber & David Chesworth


Moora Fine Arts Society

Residency Dates:
August-September 2011

Exhibition Dates:
26 November-3 December 2011 (Moora Fine Arts Gallery)

Melbourne artists, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, immersed themselves in the community of Moora to observe in close proximity the rhythms and intensities of the mass-movement of sheep and cattle across the landscape.

The resulting two-channel video installation, The Way You Move Me, captures the internal dynamics of various local herds through periods of intensification and slowness; sometimes highly chaotic and unpredictable, other times surprisingly ordered. Accompanied by a detailed, almost wordless sound design, this highly visceral work highlights both the seen and unseen forces that exist between humans and animals, meditatively framing the more personal moments of interspecies connection.