Gob Squad: Super Night Shot
Each of us is just one in a million, easy to replace and easy to forget in a city that doesn't really need us. But don't worry. We're going to change all that. We've got a plan. This city will need us and this film will be our witness
- Gob Squad.
The Gob Squad collective bring their special blend of documentary, performative art, social commentary and theatre sports to Melbourne - uncut, unscripted, unrehearsed and unpredictable.
Armed with four video cameras and filming in real time, the members of the Squad will hit the streets an hour before each session, and create a feature film using passers-by as the cast. Each member of this German troupe performs a different role in the production, dispersing to a variety of locations around Melbourne's CBD to record their contribution. They appropriate whatever people and objects stray into their path, disrupting the nightly flow of the city and striving to make the ordinary extraordinary.
Returning to the cinema, the team turn over their tapes, which are played back simultaneously on a partitioned screen, each story overlapping with astounding precision. Seemingly random moments come together in a hilarious, intimate and revealing narrative; shaped by chance, by innocent bystanders, by our own city streets. The result is simply amazing.
Don't miss this unique and internationally acclaimed production, in Melbourne for three nights only as part of a national tour.
The screening on Fri 4 Feb will be accompanied by a Q&A.
See details of the Gob Squad workshop Framing Reality
Presented in association with the British Council, Goethe Institut and the City of Melbourne's Arts and Participation Program, and with the generous assistance of the Brisbane Powerhouse.