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David Cross

Presented in Season 2 2012

Presented by Arts House in association with Melbourne Festival

6-9pm, Fri 19 Oct
12-8pm, Sat 20 Oct
12-8pm, Sun 21 Oct
12-8pm, Mon 22 Oct
12-8pm, Tues 23 Oct
12-8pm, Wed 24 Oct
12-8pm, Thurs 25 Oct
12-8pm, Fri 26 Oct
12-8pm, Sat 27 Oct
12-8pm, Sun 28 Oct
15 mins

One person at a time will enter the installation.

Limited capacity. Bookings essential

Arts House
Meat Market
36 Courtney St,
North Melbourne


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Would you willingly enter an artwork designed to test your fear of dark, unstable spaces and our limits of trust?

Hold is part reality-TV ordeal, and part extreme performance art engagement. A highly immersive, multi-sensory architectural experience, Hold draws participants into a dynamic relationship between play, interaction and phobic space as they push through an assortment of physical and psychological barriers.

Hold creates an uncanny yet intimate one-on-one encounter between the audience member and an unseen performer. Crucially, it also demands unusual levels of physical and psychological interaction as you navigate a spatially complex and disorientating pathway – all while being suspended above ground by air!

Leap into the shifting, fluid divide between fear and pleasure, with New Zealand-based artist David Cross’s unsettling and intriguing performance–installation, Hold.

An artwork by David Cross

Supported by – Litmus Research Initiative and Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington, New Zealand.