Edith Perrenot and Julia Drouhin (LPA®) are two French performance/visual artists who met in Tasmania and attended the Performing Lines TAS’ Tarraleah Artist Residencies in 2018, 2020 and 2021.

LPA® are strange strangers observing strangeness everywhere they go.

LPA® develop performance and exhibitions where preciousness is contained in an absurd, DIY set-up that draws on their respective backgrounds in visual and sound arts, design, cabaret and installation.

Edith Perrenot

Edith Perrenot (she/her) is an artist who makes images, objects and performance-based in nipaluna/Hobart. Her practice is interdisciplinary and focuses on creating emotional and interactive environments. Mediums can co-exist, to create “universes”, unique cosmologies. Edith has delivered public works for major Tasmanian institutions including the TMAG, Terrapin Theatre and the Glenorchy Council. Edith performs in the improvisational band, Philomath and in shows crossing paths between art and variety with various musicians for events like Mona Foma, Faro experiments and the upcoming 2022 Clarence Jazz Festival. She is currently one of artists working on The Ability to Create – a sensory exhibition and is one of the artists selected for the Situate 22/23 program.

Julia Drouhin

Julia Drouhin (she/her, VK7HAG) amplifies invisible soundstreams that reveal friction in sociality via radioscape, installation or collaborative performance.

She was part of the Instrument Builder Project (IBP5) engaging artists from Australia and the Asia-Pacific curated by Contemporary Art Tasmania, Volcanic Winds and Liquid Architecture for Mona Foma 2021.

She undertook a mentorship at the Structures Sonores et Cristal Baschet supported by the Australia Council for the Arts at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France in 2019 to study water-based instruments made primarily for autistic children.

She was one recipient of 2019 Australia Art Orchestra residency creative music intensive, 2020 Tone List Sounding Together, Tankwa Artscape residency 2019 (South Africa), Contemporary Art Tasmania studio 2019 and Situate Art Lab 2016 that supported a street sound walk commission by Vrystaat Festival (South Africa) in 2018: Altitude Immersive Radio.

Her curatorial project Sisters Akousmatica with Phillipa Stafford was awarded the 2017 CBAA Excellence in Music Programming award with 3CR.

Julia completed her Ph.D about the art of walking and broadcast impact in public space in Paris 8 France in 2011 before living in lutruwita/Tasmania, where she currently works for artists with disabilities at Mosaic and Second Echo Ensemble.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.