Mountain to Mouth (M~M)
- 4 May, 2018
Mountain to Mouth (M~M) is a multi-award winning biennial extreme arts walk, an 80 km journey of discovery, held in May. In the tradition of the Wadawurrung, M~M creates a contemporary songline across the Geelong and Queenscliffe regions.
M~M begins at the You Yangs mountain range, crosses Geelong’s industrial heartland at nightfall and arrives in the city centre to collide with Geelong After Dark, a night of extreme and unexpected arts.
At dawn the next day, follow the Barwon River through rolling Bellarine farmland, along ocean beach to reach river mouth at sunset.
The route is punctuated with edgy artworks commissioned for M~M, bringing people together through shared experiences of extreme arts that celebrate our land. In the tradition of Wadawurrung, M~M creates a contemporary songline across the Geelong and Queenscliffe regions.
Songlines have been used by indigenous cultures across Australia for thousands of years to navigate country. The paths of the songlines are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance, and paintings.
A songline can span the lands of several different language groups and nations. The melodic contour of the song describes the nature of the land over which the song passes. Listening to the song of the land is said to be the same as walking the songline and observing the land.