lucy guerin: plasticine park

patricia piccinini: plasmid region
Image: Patricia Piccinini, Plasmid Region. Dancer: Stephanie Lake. Photo: Virginia Cummins.

Plasticine Park brings together two of Australia's most significant artists for a new visual performance exploring evolution and change through the biological, the cultural and the personal. Choreographer Lucy Guerin has just completed a hugely successful tour of the US. Visual artist Patricia Piccinini provided Australia's show for the 2003 Venice Biennale.

Melbourne International Arts Festival has commissioned new collaborative work from these two Melbourne greats, whose work is currently peaking internationally. In the unique dimensions of the Screen Gallery at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at Federation Square, eight solo performers enter projected environments created by four visual artists, forming a nexus of the natural and the artificial. Guerin creates a space where three-dimensional bodies and two-dimensional projected images powerfully interact.

Directed & Choreographed by Lucy Guerin
Visual Concept Developed by Patricia Piccinini & Lucy Guerin
Music/Sound Design Paul Healy
Lighting Design/Staging Coordination Paul Jackson
Producer Angharad Wynne-Jones
Visual Artists Stephen Honegger, Laresa Kosloff, Patricia Piccinini, David Rosetzky
Performers Brett Daffy, Shona Erskine, Sally Gardner, Rebecca Hilton, Kyle Kremerskothen, Stephanie Lake, Kirstie McCracken, Trevor Patrick

Dates   Previews Saturday 11 October 2003, 3.45pm & 8.15pm
Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 October & Tuesday 21 - Friday 24 October 2003, 6pm & 8.15pm
Saturday 18, Sunday 19 & Saturday 25 October 2003, 3.45pm & 6pm
(45 mins; no interval)

Admission   Full $20 Concession $15 Previews $10
    bookings (03) 8663 2583
Melbourne Festival and ACMI with Lucy Guerin Inc. presents Plasticine Park.

An Arts Victoria Project Initiated Through the Victoria Commissions, Funded by the Community Support Fund of the Victoria Government.

This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and  the City of Melbourne.

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