Future's Eve At Melbourne Fringe Festival
Dystopian fembot fever dream and feminist future fantasy.
Boundary-defying Perth artist Michelle Aitken makes her Melbourne debut at as part of Critical Mass at Melbourne Fringe, 13-16 Sep with the award winning feminist future solo Future’ Eve, presented by Hey! Precious.
Future’s Eve is a cult sci-fi performance spectacle that shifts between theatre, dance, live art, and retro science fiction to playfully investigate the gendered and erotic nature of future technologies. Encounter an array of lady-robots from sex-bots to personal assistants to a toaster called Tina; freshly brewed coffee; a bizarre game-show; and a celebratory blitz of feminine revenge.
Future’s Eve is a comedic, joyful and punk rock performance work that gets at the heart of our erotic relationship with technologies present and future. You will never talk to Siri in quite the same way again...
With the show Michelle aims to “challenge the idea that the future is inevitable, and even that all new developments are positive progress. I want to imagine better worlds.”
Future’s Eve premiered in early 2018 and played two seasons at Perth Fringe World Festival. It received the Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award. Prior to its Melbourne Fringe appearance, the show will have toured to Bondi Feast, and Basement Theatre, Auckland.
The creative team consists of the most exciting emerging artists currently practicing in Perth: Designer Olivia Tartaglia (Next Wave Festival) composer Azariah Felton, and dramaturg Andrew Sutherland (Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes.) Joe Lui of Renegade Productions mentored the project, and artist and lighting designer Rhiannon Petersen is joining the tour.
13-15 Sep, 8pm, 16 Sep 7pm
Theatre, Brunswick Mechanics Institute
$22 - $24.50
03 9660 9666