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Nightly Pass: The Talk + Mermermer.
Fri. 4 November 2016, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT
Immerse yourself in the Liveworks Festival with these nightly passes, which enable you to see two performances in one evening. Your nightly pass will also give you access to all of the free performances and exhibitions happening that evening: a night at the edge of experimental practice!
Performance Space Presents
Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pm
Thursday 3 November, 7.30pm
Friday 4 November, 7.30pm (AUSLAN Interpreted Performance)
Saturday 5 November, 3pm & 7.30pm
My brother came out after an episode of ‘The L Word’.
As the credits closed on Carmen going down on a leggy blonde in a nightclub, he said, “I’m like that. I do that.”
My mother and I looked at each other, confused.
“Cunnilingis?” I offered, and laughed.
“No!” He said, standing up and rolling up his blanket. “Gay. I do gay. I’m gay. I do gay sex.”
The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be.
In Mish Grigor’s latest participatory theatre work, the taboos of sex, relationships and family dynamics are laid bare: it’s explicit and unapologetic, yet also tender and personal in its investigation into uncharted territory. Based on real conversations with Grigor’s own family, The Talk is an awkwardly intimate and hilarious conversation with the artist about sex, sexuality and love. Bring your mum.
Written and Performed by Mish Grigor
The Auslan Interpreted performance of The Talk is produced by Auslan Stage Left
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Performance Space and Chunky Move Present
Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn
Wednesday 2 November 9pm
Thursday 3 November 9pm
Friday 4 November 9pm
Saturday 5 November 2pm & 9pm
If you were one of the last two humans on earth, what would you talk about? Created and performed by Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn, Mermermer is simultaneously a physical and verbal conversation, a new mode of performance that explores saturation, social encounters and an augmented reality that oscillates somewhere between high art and entertainment.
Concept, Direction & Choreography: Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn
Lighting Design: Matthew Adey -house of Vnholy
Composition & Sound Design: Duane Morrison
Costume Design: Shio Otani
Performers: Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn
Production Manager: Michael Carr
Produced by: Chunky Move