And All Things Return To Nature Tomorrow (AATRTNT)
The Lawler, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne Australia
Tomorrow grew from esoteric research into alien abduction and a revelatory experience at The Integratron in the Mojave Desert, USA. This became the entry point for Phillip Adams and my imagined abduction, an architectural installation and spatial oddity of sonic and design interactions between the artists. We sought to create a “tomorrow” utopia; an unsettled universe desperate to gather, confirm and sexualise a superlative energy united by a utopian impulse to liberate the mind.
Audience members are incorporated into the performance to complete an architectural environment. This experience resides somewhere between a participatory workshop enabling sexualised and spiritual cleansing, and group transference and transportation of energies. It is designed to guide us closer towards a centralised focal point in the room, the oculus. Materials included: blanket, marking devices, natural and manufactured objects and cement mixers.
Direction and Choreography: Brooke Stamp & Phillip Adams
Performed by: Phillip Adams, Brooke Stamp with Deanne
Butterworth, Rennie McDougall & Matthew Day
Composer: Garth Paine
Design: Matthew Bird (Architect)
Fashion: Susan Dimasi (Materialbyproduct)
Lighting Design: Robin Fox
Photography Peter Bennetts
Movie Juan Bajo