SPIRIT OF THINGS
Performance Space and Carriageworks present
Spirit of Things: The Sound of Objects
2ND AND FINAL TICKET RELEASE NOW ON SALE!BOOK NOW
Nightly Pass: SPIRIT OF THINGS + A Faint Existence ONLY $56 +BFBOOK NOW
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.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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
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
Experimental Choreographic Residency 2017
Performance Space and Critical Path are partnering again on a 3-week residency taking place from 15 May –… Read More
SECOND AND FINAL TICKET RELEASE NOW ON SALE! The Liveworks program – which runs 27 October to 6 November… Read More
Liveworks 2016 Event Guide
The 2016 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art Event Guide is here! The Event Guide will help you to… Read More
Tuesday 1st November (PREVIEW) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Wednesday 2 November, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Thursday 3 November, 6.30pm –… Read More
Wednesday 2 November, 9pm Thursday 3 November, 9pm Friday 4 November, 9pm Saturday 5 November, 2pm & 9pm “Witty, joyous and disconcerting,… Read More
Wednesday 2 November, 7.30pm – SOLD OUT Thursday 3 November, 7.30pm – SOLD OUT Friday 4 November, 7.30pm… Read More
Exhibition Wednesday 2 November, 10am – 11pm Thursday 3 November, 10am – 11pm Friday 4 November, 10am –… Read More
Performance Installation Wednesday 2 November, 7pm – 8pm Thursday 3 November, 7pm – 8pm Friday 4 November, 7pm… Read More