Climate Distraction - Environmental Performance Authority (EPA)

Next date: Saturday, 18 February 2023 | 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

EPA, Tree Lean, image from site rehearsal

EPA, Tree Lean, image from site rehearsal

EPA invites you to participate in a sensory encounter with Mount Corhanwarrabul. During a walking performance, participants will engage with the atmospheres and climate of this place as experienced in the moment. EPA artists will guide participants in activities and tasks that sensitise and provoke responses that are embodied, cognitive and psychological.  

We (westerners) need a catastrophic shift in our thinking, our way of being in the world. Not catastrophic in a negative sense - we need silence, we need stillness, we need to listen. It is our constant doing that drives the problems we face, so does doing more really help?  EPA will slowly draw participants into an alternate reality of stillness, silence, stopping and listening. Before we can figure out what action needs to be taken, we need to stop. 

These experiences of stillness will be punctuated by performances by the EPA which playfully point to aspects of place. Participants will engage with the environment where the effects of the current climate emergency may be sensed visually, auditorily, olfactorily, and tactilely. 

This walking performance will start at the carpark on Osprey track and move along the Kyeema trail to Bourke’s Lookout. The whole experience will conclude in the parkland underneath the transmission towers for games, refreshments, and a final discussion.

Live Actions for Burrinja Climate Change Biennale is proudly supported by Sustainability at Yarra Ranges Council, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum and ngurrak barring (RidgeWalk).

Audience Instructions

Audience Instructions

 Climate Distraction is out of doors and in the weather so please bring:

  • Water and snacks
  • Sun protection – hat, sunscreen etc
  • Rain and cold protection – raincoat etc
  • Appropriate clothes and shoes to walk, move and sit on the ground


Nearest toilets are at Kalorama Park (8 Yosemite Rd, Kalorama 3766) which is a 4 min drive away from the start point (too far to walk) so please take that into consideration.




There is a small car park at the meeting point for the start of the event. You may have to park down the road and walk about 10 mins. Please take this into consideration so you can arrive on time.

Osprey Track, Kalorama. Also known as Burke’s Lookout Carpark - 106 Ridge Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC 3767

Extra parking along parts of Ridge Road and Observatory Road (please be careful if crossing fast and busy Ridge Road)

Meeting Point

Osprey Track, Kalorama. 

Also known as: Burke’s Lookout Carpark - 106 Ridge Rd, Mount Dandenong 3767


Burrinja Climate Change Biennale Logo Lock up.jpg  


  • Saturday, 18 February 2023 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 18 February 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Osprey Track, Mount Dandenong, 106 Ridge Rd, Mt Dandenong, 3767, View Map

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