In development in with Aphids and Vitalstatistix
A radical reimagining of Jean Rhys’ novel The Wide Sargasso Sea.
A little white cockroach is crawling home to the Caribbean for the first time and she is determined to have a rich cultural experience.
Crawl Me Blood takes you into a Botanical Gardens at night to encounter the family saga at the centre of Jean Rhys’ seminal work of post-colonial fiction.
With sound documentary, music, performance and rum punch, the story is reframed as a contemporary encounter between an Australian woman and the horrific, rotting reality of her dual colonial heritage.
Co-directors Halcyon Macleod and Willoh S. Weiland lead a team of Australian artists with very different family backgrounds in the Caribbean including Felix Cross, Natasha Jynel, Zahra Newman, Matt Daniels and Alexis West.
With each new intoxicating garden unfolds a layer of fiction, autobiography and the real life unpacking of race and gender in the ferment of our post-colonial world.
“Blackness in the white imagination has nothing to do with black people.” – Claudia Rankine
Halcyon Macleod, Willoh S.Weiland, Felix Cross, Natasha Jynel, Zahra Newman, Matt Daniels and Alexis West