THE TALK & MERMERMER
Performance Space presents
Performance Space and Chunky Move present
NICOLA GUNN AND JO LLOYD
NIGHTLY PASSBOOK NOW
Immerse yourself in the Liveworks Festival with these nightly passes, which enable you to see two performances in one evening. Your nightly pass will also give you access to all of the free performances and exhibitions happening that evening: a night at the edge of experimental practice!
Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pm
Thursday 3 November, 7.30pm
Friday 4 November, 7.30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance*)
Saturday 5 November, 3pm & 7.30pm
My brother came out after an episode of ‘The L Word’.
As the credits closed on Carmen going down on a leggy blonde in a nightclub, he said, “I’m like that. I do that.”
My mother and I looked at each other, confused.
“Cunnilingis?” I offered, and laughed.
“No!” He said, standing up and rolling up his blanket. “Gay. I do gay. I’m gay. I do gay sex.”
The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be.
In Mish Grigor’s latest participatory theatre work, the taboos of sex, relationships and family dynamics are laid bare: it’s explicit and unapologetic, yet also tender and personal in its investigation into uncharted territory. Based on real conversations with Grigor’s own family, The Talk is an awkwardly intimate and hilarious conversation with the artist about sex, sexuality and love. Bring your mum.
Contains adult content and coarse language. Suitable for people 18 years and above.
Writer and Performer: Mish Grigor
Collaborating Artists: Anne Thompson and Jess Olivieri
*The Auslan Interpreted performance of The Talk is produced by Auslan Stage Left.
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Nicola Gunn and Jo Lloyd
Wednesday 2 November, 9pm
Thursday 3 November, 9pm
Friday 4 November, 9pm
Saturday 5 November, 2pm & 9pm
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.”
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
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