In the new 2012 program at Arts House in Melbourne, there appears to be a continuation of the type of programming done in previous years with a nod to the UK intimate performance style.
Some works of interest that is being premiered in Australia are;
And The Birds Fell From The Sky
An immersive performance combining ‘autoteatro’ style instructions with film, by artist/devisor and ‘autoteatro’ pioneer Silvia Mercuriali (Rotozaza) and multi-award winning filmmaker and artist, Simon Wilkinson, And the Birds Fell from the Sky casts you as the central character, located at the heart of the story.
Equipped with video goggles and headphones so that sight, hearing and movement through space are hijacked and fully fused with the work itself, get ready to enter a compelling fictional reality that becomes gradually more real and present than the world around you…
Fish & Game (UK)
A filmic tour-for-one, Alma Mater fuses high-technology with lo-fi charm as individual audience members enter a specially constructed, full-scale child’s bedroom to immerse themselves – via iPad – in the world of a little girl.
An Appointment with J Dark
Triage Live Art Collective
An Appointment with J Dark is a one-to-one participatory performance event, an individual appointment with an enigmatic stranger. In response to a calling card, individuals will rendezvous at an appointed time and place in North Melbourne, with a woman named J Dark. Each meeting becomes a unique and intimate journey – often playful, sometimes confronting and always surprising.