Greyness and Infinity uses observation of microbial processes to produce a blueprint for relations between eight performers, infinite microbes and the audience. It embraces groupness, toward a radically new whole that is contingent upon the sum of its parts, but made better by their willingness to be together. The work is a self-organising, long-form choreography with a focus on true cooperation that challenges the notion of the rational self interested individual. Greyness and Infinity invites audiences to peer into vessels of microbial growth, and participate in a dialogue with the environment both through mediated conversation with the performers, and a relaxed gaze over the unfolding dancing actions.
Ivey Wawn in collaboration with Angela Goh, Lucien Alperstein , Mark Mailler, Megan Payne, Patricia Wood, Paul Walker, and Shota Matsumura
Dramaturg: Lizzie Thomson
Presented at Underbelly Arts Festival and Lab, September – October 2017
Greyness and Infinity is supported by Underbelly Arts, Bundanon Trust, ReadyMade Works and AusDance NSW.
Images from early-stage research at Bundanon, through Underbelly Arts (December 2016)
Development (May) at Readymade Works, supported by AusDance NSW DAIR 2017
Development (September) ReadyMade Works Moving Ideas Residency 2017
Development and Presentation (September-October) Underbelly Arts Festival and Lab 2017