As the flames engulfed the spire, as it cracked and collapsed, the world gasped in disbelief and dismay. But this image of fire is symbolic for so much more; as the church is rebuilt the rest of the world continues to burn, flames engulfing things greater than bricks and mortar. WE are burning.
We welcome you to join Callan, Vishnu and Esther at Second Space Projects at 7pm sharp to share a part of this journey.
Callan delves into themes of trauma and healing through ritual performance, incorporating her knowledge of ancient traditions alongside elements of bouffon and clown. By finding peace within herself through ritual on stage and off, she is able to live joyfully in a world that seems soon to be uninhabitable by humans.
Vishnu has studied an undergraduate in fine arts, is completing a master in architecture and works as a disability support worker. His practice is built on a foundation of care and is inspired by his experience in all three disciplines.
Esther is a violinist from the mid-north coast of NSW who grew up playing traditional baroque, classical and romantic violin. Since moving to Melbourne in 2012 to study jazz improvisation, she has played an broad variety of music –– from classical to folk and now more recently expanding into honkytonk, exotica and disco.
We acknowledge that this event is taking place on stolen land and that sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge the traditional owners — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
++There will be Auslan interpreting available.
+++Note the event contains strong themes including nudity and repurposed animal blood. Please consider before attending.