YOUTHvsPHYSICS



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“Our common instinct for reality… has always held the world to be essentially a theatre for heroism.” – Ernest Becker

“We created it. Let’s take it over.” – Patti Smith

Created by the Restaged Histories project and guest collaborators, YOUTHvsPHYSICS is a series of science experiments that attempt to disprove heroism. Three performers, live video and 1970’s bluescreen are used along with three test subjects: the mythical Icarus, pop-cultural icon Superman and a fictional Soviet cosmonaut named Omon. These test subjects form a triptych of young men whose attempts to fly have all been thwarted by science and/or age. YOUTHvsPHYSICS examines each character’s anachronistic position in a contemporary world uneasy with the term “hero”, becoming part-physics class, part-stunt show and part-rock concert. The Restaged Histories project is a Brisbane-based company making their Melbourne debut as part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival. They are currently artists-in-residence at Brisbane Powerhouse, and have recently been described as “fabulous liars in a mundane world” (Real Time #91), which they take as a compliment.

Through ink, paper, space and light, I imagine another, young, like me, defying the tyranny of physics, overcoming the terror of death. I may dream my own terror as his, and his actions mine. Through ink, paper, space and light, I may incite this dream in others – and, so, risk preparing the ground, again, to drink young blood.

Presented by the Restage Histories Project.

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Supporters: The Restaged Histories project, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, MAPS for Artists, Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia Council for the Arts, Open Channel, City of Melbourne, Rawcus

Commissioned and developed by Next Wave through Kickstart 2009.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The Restaged Histories project is supported by MAPS for Artists, a management and producing partnership between Brisbane Powerhouse and Metro Arts.

Artist/s:

Marcel Dorney, Nic Dorward, Kieran Swann, Steve Toulmin

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· Dates & Times ·

Performance · Wednesday May 19 from 7:00PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $17 Concession (Special Offer: $30 for both YOUTHvsPHYSICS and And Then Something Fell On My Head, on after this performance at 8:30pm.)

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Thursday May 20 from 7:00PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $17 Concession (Special Offer: $30 for both YOUTHvsPHYSICS and And Then Something Fell On My Head, on after this performance at 8:30pm.)

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Friday May 21 from 7:00PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $17 Concession (Special Offer: $30 for both YOUTHvsPHYSICS and And Then Something Fell On My Head, on after this performance at 8:30pm.)

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Saturday May 22 from 7:00PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $17 Concession (Special Offer: $30 for both YOUTHvsPHYSICS and And Then Something Fell On My Head, on after this performance at 8:30pm.)

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Sunday May 23 from 7:00PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $17 Concession (Special Offer: $30 for both YOUTHvsPHYSICS and And Then Something Fell On My Head, on after this performance at 8:30pm.)

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)



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