Myths & Legends: A Didactic
Across western ‘thinking,’ the Aboriginal experience of transdimensionalism is positioned as ‘fantasy’ and defined as science fiction.
Switching between modes of lecture and storytelling, Myths & Legends: a didactic seeks to reposition this fallacy with Groom presenting an ‘expandafile’ on the research behind her work for Melbourne Art Fair; fifty interventions into popular fantasy illustrator Steve Hickman’s posters now overlayed with bold statements in ethereal red text that position aspects of western operations that upon deeper reflection are only ‘real because we believe in them’.
This performance invites the audience to question the power and authority that we as a populace acquiesce to in a civic space; when we are ‘willing subjects’ – not because we choose or decide to but because we are not ‘not willing’.
Wednesday 16 February
The Kelvin Club
14-30 Melbourne Place
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Performance by Amala Groom
Provocateur + Dramaturgy by Madeleine Collie
Development supported by Parramatta Artist Studios
Amala Groom is presented by Blackartprojects at the Melbourne Art Fair
Watch performance here