Accidental Monsters of Meaning

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Choreography: Aimee Smith
Performers: Deb Robertson, Rhiannon Newton, Natalie Holmwood, Aisling Donovan, Bianca Martin
Music: Sound design by Ben Taaffe
Set Construction: Ainsley Canning

What are the monsters of our time? Where are they leading us?

Accidental Monsters of Meaning is a durational performance installation set in the ambiguous and sterile space of a museum – zoo – viewing gallery – shopping mall world. In the work the human being becomes a product of our times, the consumer becomes the product for consumption, and we are forced to face the realities of survival and extinction.

Premiered at The Western Australian Museum, Perth 2011.

Accidental Monsters of Meaning, affirmed that [Smith] is an artist who makes clever, original, thought-provoking works” — Nina Levy, Dance Australia

“Delicious if not horrendous irony” — Realtime

“The work is an intriguing combination of elegance, comedy and commentary” — The West Australian

Available to tour

Download a tour pack for Accidental Monsters of Meaning here (PDF).