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What will your body be, and how will it behave in a virtual future? Cthuluscene explores the transformative nature of the digital to discover different notions of gender, physicality, and the post-human. Through animation, motion capture, and dance, new physical forms expand the idea of the human body and dance performance. This work draws on the ideas of diverse bodies, and the post-human through the image of the Cthuluscene. The Cthuluscene is a post-human body caught between times, living both in the past and the future. Just like its Sci-Fi namesake, the Cthulhu, the Chthuluscene is a mixed assemblage and cyborg conglomeration of parts drawn from a range of human, animal, and technical elements.
Take a sly-octane wheelchair ride with Bruno Booth and PICA (tag us) in Dead Ends and Detours, an interactive outdoor installation meets obstacle course. Using a wheelchair, race against the clock and the system in a game of will.
WA friends, this ones for you!
You’re invited to experience Kickstart artist Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson’s work Anvár. Two years in the making, this immersive film-poem, explores the spiritual literature of Baháʼu’lláh, called the Seven Valleys and Four Valleys.
The creative development of Anvár is supported by Next Wave Kickstart 2022, and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
In this conversation the artists will discuss the transformative nature of the digital and the position of a body in the future and how this informs the making of their works. This talk is presented as part of FRAME: a biennial of dance 2023 followed by informal drinks at the Brunswick Mechanics.
Fri 17 – Sun 19 Mar
📍 Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre (PICA)
Bruno Booth’s Dead Ends and Detours puts the audience in a wheelchair and demonstrates that disability is not a dirty word. Playful and subversive, this interactive outdoor installation invites passers-by to compete in an obstacle course outside PICA in the Perth Cultural Centre. Using a wheelchair, race against the clock and the system in a game of will.
Commissioned by PICA and Next Wave through Kickstart for Next Wave Festival 2020.
Dead-ends & Detours is commissioned by PICA and Next Wave and has been supported by the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Bruno’s practice is an attempt to depict the mundane, farcical and extraordinary experiences that are provided to him as a condition of his disability. Up until this point he has used painting as a way to express his ideas, creating large, boldly shaped canvasses finished with finely executed gradients. However, more recently Bruno has been engaging with his experience of disability and how that effects him on a day to day basis whilst navigating the world. Bruno recently completed an artist residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). During this residency he explored notions of disability and how these ideas could be expressed through immersive art installations.