Piece for person and Ghetto Blaster
Nicola Gunn/SANS HOTELPresented in Season 2 2015
Presented by Arts House and Mobile States
7.30pm, Wed 11 Nov
7.30pm, Thu 12 Nov with Post-Show Q&A
7.30pm, Fri 13 Nov
2pm, Sat 14 Nov
7.30pm, Sat 14 Nov
5pm, Sun 15 Nov
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Adult concepts, coarse language, haze effects
“…she combines performance, art and anthropology like no other artist… an enlightening, enthralling experience” – Crikey Daily Review, on In Spite of Myself
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is the story of a man, a woman and a duck. It is about the excruciating realms of human behaviour. It is an attempt to navigate the complexities of trying to become a better person.
Preoccupied by how social conventions obstruct the possibility of personal liberation, Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is a duet between physical action and spoken language, setting up a space for dialogue. Calling into question our capacity to make moral judgments and relate to others in an ethical way, the work faces a difficult conclusion: there’s little hope for the future, unless we confront our own responsibilities to make it better.
So what if, all together in the auditorium, we create conflict? And what if we create conflict just so we can practice transformation? Commissioned by Mobile States, this riveting new show from subversive creator/performer Nicola Gunn tries to understand how we can all get along.
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Supported by – Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is commissioned by Mobile States, and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Punctum; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; Besen Family Foundation; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by –Sarah Walker