SPIRIT OF THINGS


Performance Space and Carriageworks present
WORLD PREMIERE

Spirit of Things: The Sound of Objects
STIFF GINS

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Thursday 27 October, 7.30pm
Friday 28 October, 7.30pm
Saturday 29 October, 2pm (Audio Described Performance*) and 7.30pm
Sunday 30 October, 5.30pm

 


 

‘The Stiff Gins are becoming synonymous with excellence.’ ABC Online

 


 

A moving sonic response to Indigenous objects and artefacts held in museum collections globally, Spirit of Things is a new music-based performance work by Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, members of the award-winning musical duo, the Stiff Gins, in collaboration with renowned British director Felix Cross.

Simpson and Briggs became concerned by the disconnection and distance between Indigenous cultural objects in numerous museum collections and their ancestral country. To the artists, objects such as these are more than mere shadows of the past: they are living entities,
buzzing with life. Spirit of Things will awaken these objects, unlocking them through music, stories and performance to reconnect them with their communities and creators once more.

 

Access:
*Audio Description is available for this performance. Please let us know in advance and we will make sure to reserve a headset for you. Written pre-show notes will also be available from our website prior to the performance.

For more information please contact Performance Space on 02 8571 9111 or admin@performancespace.com.au
Or get in touch with us via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 660 (free from landlines)

 

Mild strobe effects will be used during the performance.

 

Company:
Created and Performed: Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs (Stiff Gins)
Director: Felix Cross
Designer: Lucy Simpson
Lighting Designer: Fausto Brusamolino
Video Media Designer: Mic Gruchy
Music Director, Drums and Percussion: Syd Green
Electric and Acoustic Guitar: Kane Dennelly
Drums and Percussion: Tim Powles
Upright Bass: Jonathan Zwartz

 

The development of Spirit of Things has been supported by the University of New South Wales, Creative Practice Lab.

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