The Talk - by Mish Grigor/Aphids
18 - 19 & 21 - 25 January | PICA Performance Space
The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening and hilarious live twist on the family dinner. Melbourne-based artist Mish Grigor, whose work explores the space between pop culture and experimental performance, created the show based on a family event and following period of research with her very own family members about their sex lives.
Audiences are invited to step in as Mish’s family and re-enact real conversations about the taboos of sex, sexuality and love. Described by The Guardian (UK) as “Funny, toe-curlingly frank, and immensely insightful”, The Talk is participatory theatre at its most explicit, unapologetic and best.
Polar Force - by Speak Percussion
20 - 24 January | Central Gallery
Straight from a sold out world premiere season at Arts Centre Melbourne, Speak Percussion return to Perth to perform their new work, Polar Force. Presented by PICA with Tura New Music, Polar Force is a hyper-realistic sound adventure to the Antarctic hidden in an inflatable performance installation. Encounter a multi-sensorial world through sound, wind and light, with pristine Antarctic field recordings and bespoke ice instruments, which melt and fracture to render the ice and ‘weather’ into audible phenomena.
Unsure whether you’re witnessing cutting edge scientific research, a dangerous polar expedition or unknown sinister activity, Polar Force explores notions of human fragility and isolation to question our relationship to the natural world.
Internationally recognised as a leader in the fields of experimental and contemporary classical music, Speak Percussion are constantly redefining the potential of percussion. Their works have been described as “virtuosic, adventurous” (New York Times) and “breathtakingly impressive” (The West Australian) and Polar Force is set to be Perth’s ‘coolest’ art experience this summer.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Probably Chelsea, 2017. Photo by Paula Abreu Pita, courtesy the artist and Fridman Gallery, New York
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