A cautionary tale from the context of an increasingly digital world, Underworld (2017) considers our relationship to the physical and natural - flesh, earth, animal, death and the limitations of our human form.
Underworld (Supercell 2017, Darebin Arts 2017) delves into the dark and murky in-betweens amidst the things we think we know and understand. Deriving it’s structure from the 1978 Australiana eco horror, Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston), Dante’s Inferno and OVERWORLD (Aiken and Jensen 2014), this cautionary tale raises questions about our complicated relationships to ‘nature’, environment and national identity. Broken narratives intricately weave together movement, sound and film to create a shadowy collage of dystopian futures, flesh and the Australian landscape.
From the context of an increasingly digital world, Underworld considers our relationship to the physical, natural; flesh, earth, animal, death and the limitations of our human form. Underworld recycles and re- contextualises content and material to interrogate appropriation, asking what is ours to take? We ask in relation to the ‘natural’ world, the Australian landscape, as well as cultural production locally and internationally. As contemporary Australians our lives, art and culture are a collage of disparate influences often at odds with, or in response to our relationship to post-colonial Australia and a warming climate.
Choreographed and devised by Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen with Claire Leske and Louella Hogan.
Sound design by Art Wilson.
Original lighting design by Matthew Adey.
Lighting re-imagined by Andre Vanderwert for Beizj Studio.
Event image by Tearlach Wales.
$22 per ticket + service fee
Dates and times
Fri 24 May,
8pm — 9pm
Meat Market, 3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia