Is the digital age a new theatre of the absurd?
Dinner party drama turns tech-rave apocalypse. David Jones values a full-time job and a gym membership, and is having an affair with Clare Martin. Maree prefers to do her shopping online and has a drinking problem. Jimmy has just returned from the other side. Sarah is a mute teen goth who likes welding. This performance will start in a living room and end in the deepest reaches of the black hole that is the internet. This poetically absurd modern drama takes our most familiar truths and our most popular aspirations to a level of strangeness beyond comprehension a point of no return. Harriet leads a team of stellar performers through an algorithm to understand the increasing role predictive technologies play in our day-to-day lives. This work is presented as part of Next Wave Festival 2018.
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Harriet Gillies is a performance artist from Sydney. Harriet operates across a range of performance modes including large-scale participatory events, one-on-one situational work and devised performance. Harriet has worked at theatres and festivals across Australia including: Sydney Festival, Melbournes Festival of Live Art, MONAs Dark Mofo, the Substation, and Sydney Theatre Company.