MergeMerge unearths the sensorial nature of the relationship between body and object, questioning the modern-day understanding of material necessity. It acknowledges the beauty, absurdity and humour inherently present in this realm, and looks at the visual and aesthetic manifestation that is constructed and de-constructed in space.
Featuring sound design from renowned UK electronic musician Clark (Warp)and props designed by visual artists Ash Keating and Bridie Lunney, Merge is a collision of bodies, sound and material, revealing the madness of humans’ incessant compulsion to accelerate and adapt with their environment beyond what natural limits impose.
CAST & CREW
DIRECTION Melanie Lane
CO-CREATION & PERFORMANCE Antony Hamilton, Melanie Lane, Ashley McLellan, Sophia Ndaba
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION Clark
LIGHT DESIGN Mat Adey | House of Unvoly
TECHNICAL DIRECTION Richard Dinnen | Megafun
SCENOGRAPHY / PROPS Ash Keating and Bridie Lunney
PRODUCER Jessica Morris Payne
IMAGES Dian McLeod, Sarah Walker
Presented by Arts House and Melanie Lane as part of Dance Massive 2015, Lucy Guerin Inc., Creative Victoria, The Australian Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne.
- 18-20/03/2015 The Meat Market, Arts House Dance Massive 2015 Melbourne Australia (Première)