Dirty Harry is an embryonic project that aims to unpack the hyper-masculinity of our age. Its name references both the 1971 Clint Eastwood film and the nickname of Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines.
Multidisciplinary artist Martyn Coutts will work with choreographer Caitlin Comerford in a subversive exploration of machismo. Dirty Harry, in its first development, is an experimental process that positions the male body as a site of power and violence, and seeks to find out what happens to it under pressure.
The artists will construct a series of actions over the course Adhocracy, using the body, video and sound. Degrading over time, the durational performance gestures will test the effect of duration and weight on the body.
Martyn Coutts, Caitlin Comerford and Duane Morrison (VIC/TAS)