Written and performed by Jessi Lewis, Shattered is an exploration into the psychological effects bought on by disaster and extreme situations.
The audience is presented with a plane crash in the middle of the Australian bush. Accident is soon ruled out and it’s revealed that the tragedy was orchestrated by the first all Aussie terrorist. The crash left no survivors.
Through sharp dialogue, Lewis delves into the Australian misconception that we are isolated from terrorism, and whether terrorism would make as mature as a nation.
Through the work Lewis asks; “Do we as a nation take our distance from terrorism for granted? Would such an event be a wakeup call that would see us come of age as a nation?”
In this, his 13th solo show, Lewis has had his works presented nationally, most recently at Brisbane’s Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art where he spent 6 months as an artist in residence.
Shattered was developed in collaboration with Ben Eltham, directorial assistance by Yvonne Virsik and choreographic assistance by Tony Yap in association with Metamorphis Theatre Company.
Thousand £ Bend – 631 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Season: 29 May – 1 June 2013
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Image: by Vikk Shayen