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Erin O’Rourke

'object-shun' (2022), Erin O'Rourke. Photo by Caitlin Dear.
8pm, Wed 11–Sat 14 October 2023
Sylvia Staehli Theatre

Full Price: $25
Concession: $20
Members/Locals: $15
MobTix: $15


This performance is ticketed and presented as a double bill with SERMON by Rhys Ryan

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object-shun challenges what is real and what is fake. Time is warped, objects are thrown. Teetering on the cusp of reality and potentiality, impossibility and faux, ‘object-shun’ examines the perception of a body on display, a body at work, traversing the nuance of body as object vs object as body.

The space is contaminated by a collection of dismembered female mannequin parts. Turn all eyes to the women. Don’t just look, actually see them. Allow them to be more than a body, more than an image, more than an object. In a society driven by consumerism and capitalism, and plagued by the persistent pledge of patriarchal ways, the conversation is surging.

Choreographer: Erin O’Rourke
Performers: Erin O’Rourke & Rachel Mackie
Costume Design: Jess Alchin

Presented as part of Melbourne Fringe 2023.

object-shun has been supported by Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancehouse.

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