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ULYSSES

Rejecting the idea of the ‘everyman’, the modernist canon, and the large amount of space Ulysses takes up in it. Instead THE RABBLE will invent a series of experiments that investigate the intersections between intellectualism and femininity, to be performed over 10 hours.

2019 / Project

SHOPFRONT STUDIO ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Natalie is undertaking a three-year Australian Research Council-funded project entitled Resistance Poetics and Decolonising the Archive: Aboriginal Domestic Labour Stories from South Australia. Through this project she is tracing a history of Aboriginal women’s domestic labour and servitude.

2019 / Project

Waterborne

Waterborne is the story of micro-inhabitations, decay and the flow of matter. Forensically researched, stunningly lyrical and deeply life affirming, this audio artwork brings science and imagination together in a surprising, beautiful meditation on our watery bodies and the cycle of life and death.

2019 / Project

Semaphore

Semaphore is a compelling and intriguing exploration of signalling, communication and miscommunication. Using physical, visual and aural encoding systems – Semaphore, Morse code, pennants, lights and binary code – dancers and musicians synchronise in a complex choreography of bodies, music and illumination.

2019 / Project

Rooman

A girl meets a half-man-half-kangaroo in her dreams, and falls in love. Obsessed by his reality, and the idea of becoming a part of it, she takes desperate measures to spend more time with him. This obsession leads her into the darkest depths of the human psyche.

2019 / Project

Adhocracy 2019

Adhocracy is a festival of ideas meets intense art camp meets magic house party. Get amongst some of Australia’s most exciting established and emerging makers of Australian contemporary culture, art, performance and commentary.

2019 / Project / adhocracy

Rear View

Two women travel a section of the road between Broken Hill and Sydney; we do not see the women leave the city nor arrive, but instead experience the thirteen-hour liminal journey between.

2019 / Project

mi:wi

With one eye on the future and the other on the past, mi:wi sees three First Nations women intertwine their connection to country, ancestry, each other and their future, in a powerful performance.

2019 / Project

Cher

“After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and Cher.” Jimmy James

Contemporary dance takes on camp and cabaret in this solo tour de force inspired by ultimate pop chameleon, Cher.

2019 / Project

Progress Report

Progress Report is a new solo dance performance about consumerism and waste. The work puts real world, every day decisions under the microscope to reveal seemingly contradictory, at times hilarious and often unbearable truths. In this show, watching garbage can change its value and wasting waste is a waste.

2019 / Project

The Second Woman

In an astonishing feat of endurance performance and live cinema, a performer repeats a single scene inspired by the 1977 John Cassavetes film Opening Night. 100 times over a 24-hour period, she performs over and over a scene between a man and a woman in a relationship that has lost its romance and vitality. Starring opposite her are 100 different men drawn from the South Australian community.

2019 / Project

We All Know What’s Happening

2019 / Project

SOVEREIGN ACTS III – REFUSE

A very special evening event, offered in two parts, that brings together research, performance, ceremony and conversation.

2018 / Project / climate

RAFT OF THE MEDUSA

A subversive river cruise and participatory performance about creating a new water-world order.

2018 / Project / climate

Eyes

A provocative and innovative audio performance about beliefs systems and survival tactics for the end of the world.

2018 / Project / climate

Deepspace

A mesmerising dance performance about remoteness and proximity, connectedness and isolation, and our curiosity for the unknown.

2018 / Project / climate

Sentients

An immersive concert of beautiful and hopeful odes to individual animals who suffer for our desires.

2018 / Project / climate

WAR DANCE OF THE FINAL FRONTIER

A video installation in which a collective body powerfully conjures a resistance to an underwater threat to Oceania.

2018 / Project / climate

THEN LET US RUN (THE SKY IS FALLING)

A large-scale durational installation offering a visceral encounter with the sky of a wild, geoengineered future.

2018 / Project / climate

River Cycle

A sculpture, a watercraft, and an experiment in community engagement with adaptation, everyday creativity and the future of our rivers.

2018 / Project / climate

DRIVE

In 2007, NASA astronaut and devoted mother and wife Lisa Nowak got into her car and drove for 14 hours from Houston to Orlando, to confront her lover’s much younger lover, Colleen Shipman, in a parking lot at Orlando International Airport.

2018 / Project

A Roaring Silence

A performance project about white Australia’s obsession with monuments to settler colonialism. Hear artist talks and see showings.

2018 / Project / adhocracy

Airports

Contemporary dance about liminal spaces – such as airports – that operates like a palindrome, a reversible performance. See it develop over three days.

2018 / Project / adhocracy

Exit Strategies

A solo theatre show about mobility, privilege and ways to disappear. See it develop over three days.

2018 / Project / adhocracy

Fully Automated Luxury Communism

A playful, immersive artwork about the post-work future. Participate in the artists’ studio, research and showings. Robots.

2018 / Project

Move Along

A multimedia walking tour about urban visibility and dispossession. Help build the stories for this new work-in-development.

2018 / Project / adhocracy

The Most Glorious Disastrous Meal of My Life

A contemporary opera built from the high drama of Google reviews of McDonalds. See it develop over three days.

2018 / Project / adhocracy

The Things We Did Next

A speculative talk show set ten years in the future. Help map the next decade, participate in workshops and see a first outing of the performance model.

2018 / Project / adhocracy

(Algo)rhythm

An improvised three-sided game between two content producers (the artists) and the audience. Each showing will be different in this social experiment.

2018 / Project / adhocracy

KINSTILLATORY MAPPINGS IN LIGHT AND DARK MATTER

A series of outcomes from a two-week residency about decolonialised artistic activation. Join the team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists each night around the setting sun and rising moon.

2018 / Project / adhocracy

Ulysses

Feminist theatre makers THE RABBLE are developing an epic, multi-part durational performance event inspired and repulsed by James Joyce’s Ulysses.  In July 2018, coinciding with THE RABBLE’S presentation of JOAN with Vitalstatistix, eight artists will join co directors Emma Valente and Kate Davis for an initial investigation of the themes and forms of this ambitious performance project.

2018 / Residency

JOAN

Joan is a teenage girl. A virgin soldier who will convince an army of men that she hears the voice of the divine. She will burn.

2018 / Project

Left Right Forward March

Left Right Forward March is a collaborative performance project between the artist Bron Batten and a member of the Australian Defence Forces, exploring the intersections between conservative and progressive politics in Australian society.

2018 / Residency

Slow Awakening

Slow Awakening is a performance work spanning the lives and struggles of a unique Aboriginal family from Raukkan Mission, Point McLeay, South Australia, and Dimboola, Victoria. Its story spans several generations of change, from the 1960s to present day, and is written by filmmaker and playwright Tracey Rigney, who is a Wotjobaluk and Ngarrindjeri woman.

2018 / Residency

Alexis West

2018 / Residency

how do you feel now?

Amala Groom and Nicole Monks’ multidisciplinary and collaborative practice acts as the performance of their cultural sovereignty; expressed through the meetings of contemporary mediums and ancient knowledges. Their work is focused on the embodiment of the ‘living mirror’ that exists within the human experience.

2017 / Project

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