The Symposium [Love and Other Ecologies, Volume 1]
A performance art theatre piece
An otherworldly take on Plato’s Symposium as realised by 9 collaborative performances relating to love and ecology as performed in the hazy dark, beneath a ceiling of upside down trees, violin bows, darkness/subterannean/subaquatic lighting, and love letters. An audience of 45 placed in the centre of the round. Sounds of whispers, wind, and The Scrapes.
9 artists responded to the idea of love, with 5 minute performances in the round.
No video documentation.
Available for festival or theatre presentations.
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, AU, 2014.
Six film stills courtesy of Jayne Amara Ross, screened as a performance:
CREDITS: Realised with co-collaborators:
Sophia Carroll (ecology)
Hamish Clift (philosophy)
Rebecca Cunningham (live art/performance)
Daniel Huey (sound)
Velvet Pesu (live art/performance)
Zoe Porter (visual arts/performance)
Jayne Amara Ross (film/poetry - France)
The Scrapes (violin/guitar)
Morgan Tams (film/media - Canada)
Jan Van Dijk (viola)
Sarah Winter (live art, installation)
Melody Woodnutt (viola, installation/set, Director and concept)