Mermermer


Performance Space and Chunky Move present

MERMERMER
NICOLA GUNN AND JO LLOYD

2ND AND FINAL TICKET RELEASE NOW ON SALE!

BOOK NOW

NIGHTLY PASS: The Talk + Mermermer

BOOK NOW

DAY PASS: The Talk + Mermermer

BOOK NOW

Wednesday 2 November, 9pm
Thursday 3 November, 9pm
Friday 4 November, 9pm
Saturday 5 November, 2pm & 9pm

 


Witty, joyous and disconcerting, Mermermer blends the irreverent, absurd and everyday into a quirky style of comedic physical theatre” – The Australian


 

Using unpredictable humour and trance-like movement, Mermermer blends the absurd and the banal into a phantasmagoria of memory, augmented realities and melodrama. Created by performance maker Nicola Gunn and choreographer Jo Lloyd – and originally titled Reverie, re-named Queens a Rug, replaced by Queens Talking Shit on A Rug, then In On It, and penultimately Education Yes! – the work revolves around ideas of extinction, documentation and myth-making.

 

In English, the term memoir comes directly from the French for memory, mémoire, a word that is derived from the Latin for the same memoria. Embedded in Latin’s memoria is the ancient Greek mérmeros, an offshoot of the Avestic Persian mermara, itself a derivative of the Indo-European for that which we think about but cannot grasp: mer-mer, “to vividly wonder,” “to be anxious,” “to exhaustingly ponder.” And of course, la mer is French for “the sea.”

 

Company:

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Nicola Gunn and Jo Lloyd
Lighting Design: Matthew Adey-house of Vnholy
Composition & Sound Design: Duane Morrison
Costume Design: Shio Otani
Performers: Nicola Gunn and Jo Lloyd
Production Manager: Michael Carr
Produced by: Chunky Move

 

Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn acknowledge the support of the City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants Program, the City of Port Phillip, Malthouse Theatre and the Sydney Myer Fund in house residency program and Dancehouse via a Quick Response Grant for previous developments of Mermermer. 

chunky_move_logo_black       Print        Print      Print      next_wave

 

ALSO...

10.05.2017  - 10.05.2017

STIFF GINS TOUR YIRRAMBOI FESTIVAL

STIFF GINS TOUR TO MELBOURNE SPIRIT OF THINGS: The Sound of Objects Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt Street, Melbourne, Victoria… Read More

21.03.2017  - 24.03.2017

QUEER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2017 Stephen Cummins Workshop Intensive

In association with PACT Centre for Emerging Artists we are thrilled to announce that the participants of the… Read More

25.03.2017  - 25.03.2017

QUEER NU WERK | MARCH 25TH : SOLD OUT!

QUEER NU WERK: OPEN STUDIO AND PARTY! Saturday 25 March, 6 – 10pm SOLD OUT! Tickets $10 (advance)/… Read More

15.05.2017  - 03.06.2017

Experimental Choreographic Residency 2017

Performance Space and Critical Path are partnering again on a 3-week residency taking place from 15 May –… Read More

27.10.2016  - 06.11.2016

2016 LIVEWORKS

SECOND AND FINAL TICKET RELEASE NOW ON SALE! The Liveworks program – which runs 27 October to 6 November… Read More

27.10.2016  - 06.11.2016

Liveworks 2016 Event Guide

The 2016 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art Event Guide is here! The Event Guide will help you to… Read More

02.11.2016  - 05.11.2016

ECOSEXUAL BATHHOUSE

Tuesday 1st November (PREVIEW) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Wednesday 2 November, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Thursday 3 November, 6.30pm –… Read More

02.11.2016  - 05.11.2016

Mermermer

Wednesday 2 November, 9pm Thursday 3 November, 9pm Friday 4 November, 9pm Saturday 5 November, 2pm & 9pm   “Witty, joyous and disconcerting,… Read More

02.11.2016  - 05.11.2016

THE TALK

Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pm – SOLD OUT Thursday 3 November, 7.30pm – SOLD OUT Friday 4 November, 7.30pm… Read More

Thunderhead 02.11.2016  - 05.11.2016

THUNDERHEAD

Exhibition Wednesday 2 November, 10am – 11pm Thursday 3 November, 10am – 11pm Friday 4 November, 10am –… Read More

The Stance - Liesel Zink 02.11.2016  - 05.11.2016

THE STANCE

Performance Installation Wednesday 2 November, 7pm – 8pm Thursday 3 November, 7pm – 8pm Friday 4 November, 7pm… Read More

27.10.2016  - 06.11.2016

THE MUSEUM GOES LIVE

Exhibition Thursday 27 October – 6 November, 10am – 6pm Performances Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 October, 6:30pm… Read More