The MacroPlastic Workout imagines a world overtaken by micro and macro plastics, speculating on how human binaries, biology, culture, and daily life will blur and change. Using live music and foley, electroacoustic soundscapes, costume, and whimsical choreography, this is a fitness class for posthuman ecologies. It’s Waterworld meets Jane Fonda, performed in the style of Jacques Tati with clarinets and percussion.
Throat Pleats (Niki Johnson and Solomon Frank) are a musical collaboration who create performances for nightlife and music spaces. Using scavenged cultural objects from the Western musical canon, these two creatures engage in a series of elaborate courting rituals, powerplays and displays of queer kinship. During Adhocracy, with designer Rachael Guinness, they will prototype and activate new inflatable-percussive-wearable musical instruments for this new work, using mass-produced plastic instruments and recontextualised household objects.
Creators and performers – Solomon Frank and Niki Johnson
Designer – Rachael Guinness
Image: Throat Pleats