Press Play

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Devised: Aimee Smith
Performers: Jessyka Watson-Galbraith, Aisling Donovan & Aimee Smith
Sound design: Dave Miller

Press Play is a performance installation that employs audience interactivity to explore the concepts of power and manipulation, in and between humans, particularly in reference to Australia’s current political debates on immigration within our country. Over a marathon performance (up to 4 hours) 2 dancers work within a confined space, controlled by the audience, using a roaming ‘remote control’, and driven on by the (in)famous Howard election campaign line “We will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come”.

Premiered at the 2006 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne