RUPTURE is a collaborative project between 3 artists and a psychotherapist. The first iteration of RUPTURE was installed at Bendigo Art Gallery as a deep immersion sound and video-scape, exploring the co-relations between embodied anxiety and the slow emergences that we all live with-in in the time of late capitalism. the work is affective, resonant and mesmerising.
RUPTURE will incorporate live performance incorporating anxious vocalities, infra-sonic noise and additional sculptural elementsi elements for the Big Anxiety Festival.
This is an artist-funded project
Rupture investigates the ways in which the body and the world mimic each other in modes of panic and crisis. Through a performance of vocalities and gestures sited within a multi-channel video and sound installation, this work interprets how symptoms of environmental and human ‘disorder’ can be seen as an appropriate response to personal traumas and global catastrophe.
In our current age of anxiety; global politics, ecological devastation, insecurity and instability pervade our daily lives; we are constantly faced with present and imminent environmental and psychological ‘rupture’. These ruptures reveal a human moment beneath the machinations of catastrophic late capitalism doing its work.
Rupture asks us:
“… do we stop in our tracks, ‘overwhelmed’ turn our faces from a sun that is swallowing us whole, walk blindfolded and alone towards the crumbling ochre cliffs? Or can we find accomplices to walk with us, to make some sense of the catastrophic present, and then use this awareness to resist paralysis, to cast off despair.”
This is an artist-funded work.
This collaborative entity is geographically disparate and we seek funds to travel to the Festival, to install the work and to pay technicians.
We feel that we, as researchers and practitioners of the anxious, are making an important contribution to the Big Anxiety Festival with this work.
We’d be grateful for any support that comes our way.