With Water Up To Her Knees

‘With Water Up To Her Knees’ was developed for premiere at eminent electronic arts centre The Substation, Melbourne. As a prelude to her forthcoming LP, ‘With Water Up To Her Knees’ was released by Shelter Press in cassette single edition and digital with a limited edition poem by the artist on November 22, 2022.  

Set in present day Naarm, within an amphitheater of abandoned infrastructure, ‘With Water Up to Her Knees‘ blended performance, animation and sound. In collaboration with video artist and film director, Tristan Jalleh, a densely detailed hyper reality of hidden rooms and resonances was revealed.

Drawing from the artist’s field work and electroacoustic practices, piano and tape arrangements lit up lost chambers and underground histories in a patchwork of reflective musique concrète, instrumental composition and surreal cinema.

‘With Water Up To Her Knees‘ spotlit underground networks opening questions of reality, virtuality and perception through oral traditions, experimental AV composition and diary-like vignettes.


‘With Water Up To Her Knees’ was performed in two variations:

NOVEMBER 24, 2022

Solo piano and single launch in association with French arts publisher Shelter Press.

NOVEMBER 25, 2022

Hybrid ensemble performance with Lisa Lerkenfeldt, cellists Emile Frankel, Abby Sundborn, poet Panda Wong and video artist Tristan Jalleh.


Composer: Lisa Lerkenfeldt
Visual Artist: Tristan Jalleh
Cellists (25 Nov): Emile Frankel, Abby Sundborn
Poet (25 Nov): Panda Wong

Presented by The Substation as part of NEIGHBOURHOOD Festival.

Commissioned by The Substation and Room40.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

With Water Up To Her Knees image by Shelter Press. Animation still Tristan Jalleh.