Zikai Wang

‘Flotsam and Jetsam’

At Tatura Camp 1, internees lost and then rebuilt their musical traditions from scraps. To keep their story alive, ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’ proposes to build a music camp from the scraps of that internment camp.

This project focuses on the outdoor performances at Tatura Camp 1, ‘which were played in a sound shell with the audience seated under the stars in camp-made deck chairs’. Taking inspiration from this, the design subverts the relationship of control between internment hut, fence and guard tower. The hut becomes an audience platform, the fence becomes a walkway and tower becomes a stage for outdoor performances. Forgotten internment typologies will be reclaimed for an architecture of music and memory.

Flotsam and Jetsam
Zikai Wang: Flotsam & Jetsam
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