Critical Mass – Testing Grounds

Tues 13 - Sun 30 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Approaching Critical Mass
A crowding of crucial ideas is coming for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018…

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, Blak Dot Gallery, and Testing Grounds come together under one banner to program Critical Mass – a series of live performance, film, visual art and multidisciplinary events.

From September 13–30, a surge of artists will bring transformative, urgent works to the fore, making noise and asking to be heard. Join us in the shout.

Check out the full program by visiting the Critical Mass website.

Dates

Tues 13 – Sun 30 Sept

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Critical Mass – Blak Dot

Tues 13 - Sun 30 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Approaching Critical Mass
A crowding of crucial ideas is coming for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018…

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, Blak Dot Gallery, and Testing Grounds come together under one banner to program Critical Mass – a series of live performance, film, visual art and multidisciplinary events.

From September 13–30, a surge of artists will bring transformative, urgent works to the fore, making noise and asking to be heard. Join us in the shout.

Check out the full program by visiting the Critical Mass website.

Dates

Tues 13 – Sun 30 Sept

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Critical Mass – SITEWORKS

Tues 13 - Sun 30 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Approaching Critical Mass
A crowding of crucial ideas is coming for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018…

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, Blak Dot Gallery, and Testing Grounds come together under one banner to program Critical Mass – a series of live performance, film, visual art and multidisciplinary events.

From September 13–30, a surge of artists will bring transformative, urgent works to the fore, making noise and asking to be heard. Join us in the shout.

Check out the full program by visiting the Critical Mass website.

Dates

Tues 13 – Sun 30 Sept

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Get F*NKED

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

A Fierce, Fevered and Effing-unbelievable Party

Girl, this is not a party you wanna rock up late for! Get F*NKED is a one night only art-happening for women (trans, cis and non-binary). It is the brain child of first time party producers Alchemistudio. Creating a space for women away from the male gaze, tipping social boundaries and expectations on its head. This accessible happening invites you into an electrically charged space where you can basically do whatever you want – we’ll have music, food, installation art, live performance, quiet corners for anti-partiers, a bar, a disco ball if you’re lucky, a petting zoo… (actually, probably not a petting zoo).

Get F*NKED partners with Deafferent Theatre and A_tisitc Theatre to curate and host this accessible happening. A team of female-identifying and non-binary artists will elevate the vibe with DJ beats, performance art, projection, and an array of unapologetic costumes and design.

Join us for a Fierce, Fevered, and Effing-unbelievable Party. Wear what you want, dance how you choose. Let’s Get F*NKD.

PRODUCED BY: Alchemistudio

Image credit: Sarah Beetson

Warning: Contains some nudity, moderate coarse language

Dates

Sat 22 Sept

Times

8.30pm – 1am

Price

Full $24.50, Conc $15

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Duration

4.5 hrs

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible
Auslan Interpreted Performance
Open Captioning
Relaxed Performance

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Critical Mass: Rally

Sat 22 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

This is a call to action. Join the Critical Mass artists in a crowding of crucial ideas by taking to the streets of Brunswick in a rally come public art happening. Witness the critical mass and unite as a community. Think placards and performance, bursting with every idea we’ve been exploring throughout the program. Everything will be provided and everyone is welcome – just bring your ideas and a willingness to be audacious.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT STARTS AT SITEWORKS

Warning: Contains mild coarse language

Dates

3pm, Sat 22 Sept at SITEWORKS 

Price

Free

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Duration

120 mins

Access Info

Partially accessible. Please contact SITEWORKS to discuss access requirements.

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Bighouse Dreaming

Tues 25 - Sat 29 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Mr. Anand. Has your client spent what could reasonably be called a significant portion of any one week of the last two years at school? Or is it the case that your client attends school when he feels like it to utilise the free lunch service when none of his so-called family will house, feed or clothe him?

RACE. CLASS. SEX. DRUGS. VIOLENCE. INCARCERATION. POVERTY.
THE PSYCHIC MAELSTROM OF COLONISATION.

PICTURE Ned Flanders’ race porn fetish. WITNESS a prison officer’s smutty underage liaison. BEHOLD a land-grabbing Legal Aid lawyer. SEE a messianic youth-worker’s nasty ketamine habit.

A Deadly Fringe event supported by Melbourne Fringe and ILBIJERRI Theatre Company.

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Declan Furber Gillick
DIRECTED BY: Mark Wilson

Image credit: Phillipa Clark

Warning: Contains some nudity, frequent coarse language, adult themes(violence, self harm or suicide, sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence, staged violence)

Dates

8pm, Tues 25 Sept
8pm, Wed 26 Sept
8pm, Thurs 27 Sept
8pm, 10pm Fri 28 Sept
8pm, Sat 29 Sept

Price

Full $24.50, Conc $19.50

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Intoxication

Tues 25 - Sat 29 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse

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“It’s about connection. Connection in all its forms: between people, friends, lovers, electricity cords & sockets, all getting close. Trying to get closer.”

Intimacy is dead, and we’re partying with its corpse.

The award-winning Intoxication returns to Melbourne Fringe 2018, after acclaimed seasons at Melbourne Fringe 2017, Critical Animals in Newcastle, Bondi Feast and Adelaide Fringe 2018!

Intoxication is a post-dramatic patchwork about queer millennial anxiety; exploring how the intense fear of being alone rules modern society, and how one person’s loneliness is symptomatic of everyone’s problem. Inspired by the work of sociologist Brené Brown, Intoxication weaves together concepts of vulnerability and shame with Christopher’s personal experience of a brain injury and amnesia, and the overall anxiety of being queer in the technological age.

First performed as a full production in the 2016 Midsumma festival, the show was reworked and rewritten as a monologue, inspired after Christopher met Kate Mulvany and worked with Gob Squad during their visit to Melbourne in 2016. This shorter version debuted in 2017 at Canberra’s You Are Here experimental arts festival.

DIRECTED BY: Emma Palackic
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY: Christopher Bryant
PRODUCED BY: Morgan Little

Image credit: Sarah Walker

Warning: Contains strong coarse language, adult themes

Dates

9pm, Tues 25 Sept
9pm, Wed 26 Sept
9pm, Thurs 27 Sept
9pm, Fri 28 Sept
9pm, Sat 29 Sept

Price

Full $20, Conc $14.50
Group 6+ $15

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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ONLY A YEAR

Tues 25 - Sun 30 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

A theatre show designed for 0-12 month olds and carers

Taking the passing of one year of time as inspiration, ONLY A YEAR is a delightful sensory theatre work for 0-12 month olds and their carers which looks at the first year of life as both the longest AND shortest time imaginable. Babies are taken on a journey through the senses, exploring the seasonal changes of a year, transforming the familiar aspects of a baby’s world into things both new and exciting. Carers experience the work as both facilitators of their baby’s experience and as an opportunity to reflect on the joyous and challenging quagmire of the first year of an infant’s life. ONLY A YEAR is a truly unforgettable experience for babies and parents and a rare opportunity for creative reflection and connection on parenthood.

Performance runs for 35 minutes with playtime afterward for babies not yet ready for their nap.

Winner of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Best Kids Event and nominated for a 2017 Green Room Award for Oustanding Theatre for Young Audiences .

ONLY A YEAR’s original season was supported by the City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria. This event is proudly supported by Arts Moreland.

DIRECTED BY: Sarah Austin
PERFORMED BY: Nick Barlow

Image credit:  Ilona Nelson

Dates

Tues 25  – Sun 30 Sept

Times

11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 3pm

Price

Two adults and one baby $45,
One adult and one baby $30

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Duration

60 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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i don’t make good choices

Tues 25 - Sun 29 Sept | Event

Presented as part of Critical Mass (Melbourne Fringe 2018)

Ever been stuck at home alone with a sprained ankle and chickenpox contracted at your flop of a birthday party? Decided recovery is the best time to skill up on hair braiding in the hopes of unlocking some blackgirlmagic and becoming the ideal sidekick, somebody’s new best friend? This gal cannot possibly be the only one!

Rebekah Robertson, wry and reclusive theatre darling, wants to cure widespread social isolation… but she hasn’t spoken to anyone in four days. She probably should get onto that. Join her for an hour of storytelling, original dancehall music and laughs as she strategises how we can all make good… better choices.

CREATED AND PERFORMED BY: Rebekah Robertson
DESIGN BY: Anastassia Poppenberg
OUTSIDE EYE: Simone French

Image credit: Jack Zapsalis

Warning: Contains mild coarse language

Dates

7pm, Tues 25 Sept
7pm, Wed 26 Sept
7pm, Thurs 27 Sept
7pm, Fri 28 Sept
7pm, Sat 29 Sept

Price

Full $27, Conc $23
Preview $22
Group 6+ $23

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Duration

55 mins

Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed performance – Wed 26 Sept

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