Performance Space and Carriageworks present
SPIRIT OF THINGS: The Sound of Objects
Thursday 27 October, 7.30pm
Friday 28 October, 7.30pm
Saturday 29 October, 2pm (Audio Described Performance*) & 7.30pm
Sunday 30 October, 5.30pm
‘The Stiff Gins are becoming synonymous with excellence.’ ABC Online
A moving sonic response to Indigenous objects and artefacts held in museum collections globally, Spirit of Things is a new music-based performance work by Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, members of the award-winning musical duo, the Stiff Gins, in collaboration with renowned British director Felix Cross.
Simpson and Briggs became concerned by the disconnection and distance between Indigenous cultural objects in numerous museum collections and their ancestral country. To the artists, objects such as these are more than mere
shadows of the past: they are living entities, buzzing with life. Spirit of Things will awaken these objects, unlocking them through music, stories and performance to reconnect them with their communities and creators once more.
Created and Performed by Nardi Simpson & Kaleena Briggs (Stiff Gins)
Director: Felix Cross
Designer: Lucy Simpson
Lighting Designer: Fausto Brusamolino
Video Media Designer: Mic Gruchy
Music Director, Drums & Percussion: Syd Green
Electric & Acoustic Guitar: Kane Dennelly
Drums & Percussion: Tim Powles
Upright Bass: Jonathan Zwartz
*Audio Description is available for this performance. Please let us know in advance and we will make sure to reserve a headset for you. Written pre-show notes will also be available from our website prior to the performance.
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