Image: Zoe Scoglio

Shifting Ground @ Meat Market


Arts House Meat Market gets geological later this month with Shifting Ground, an installation/performance work by NW Alumnus Zoe Scoglio. The boundaries between human and rock fall away in this new work as physical transformations mirror our own transformations, exploring the idea that all forms are temporal and metamorphic. Sights and sounds map a journey from the cosmic to the concrete, reminding us all of the ephemeral nature of our reign at the top.

19-22 July
Arts House Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne


The Exchange Next Wave Festival 2012

The Exchange Program 1

Cinquanta Urlanti Quaranta Ruggenti Sessanta Stridenti (Dewey Dell)

Cinquanta Urlanti Quaranta Ruggenti Sessanta Stridenti springs from a reflection on the ship and its inhabitants. An obscure jumble becomes the general breath: the sound of a world where the man, the wind, the ship and the sea, inextricably combined together, form the only conceivable protagonist.

V (Justin Shoulder)

Calling to life a demon for today, the creature V is manifest. In a ceremony of the senses, the theatre will become an altar for V to revel in the beauty and horror of contemporary idolatry and its fifteen minutes of fame.

BINGO Unit Next Wave Festival 2012


Team MESS love two things – everyone and television.

For their new major work they combine the two by shooting a pilot for a new television crime drama, and everyone can play a part! The public is invited to participate in playing the role of the detectives in the show and get to the bottom of solving the crime.

BINGO Unit toys with the formulaic limits of narrative, where the story-telling is more important than the story. Filmed at sites across Melbourne during the festival, BINGO Unit will be screened as a back-lot tour at ‘Team MESS Studios’ at Arts House Meat Market.

Hiatus Next Wave Festival 2012


Hiatus is a live performance work propelled by recent and ongoing natural disasters. Assertions that we are now experiencing “the beginnings of a new kind of future in which mega-disasters are going to be more frequent” are both subject and inspiration of artists’ Fiona Bryant and Lucy Farmer’s performance – a guided bus tour to the edge of the earth. This is a bus tour with a difference. Its destination is purposely imprecise. One performer is sensibly riding the bus; the other is fervently running…all the way. Hiatus is a bold and refulgent offering for a broken world and uncertain future.

Impossible Plays Next Wave Festival 2012

Impossible Plays

What if our dreams really did come true?

Impossible Plays is a performance based on the fantasies of four strangers.

Megan is a quietly spoken vet in Alice Springs.

Andy is a poet whose writing treads an uncanny line between fantasy and reality.

Douggie is a watercolour artist living in the same town as Megan.

Mushi is a tarot card reader who navigates the realms of possibility in search of a sanctuary.

Based on documentary interviews, Impossible Plays brings the fantasies of these four disparate people to life. From the apocalyptic to the everyday, Impossible Plays is an other worldly performance of our intimate ideals. It takes us through the looking glass of our private imaginations, into a world where we wonder who we are, and why we would ever need to go back home.

Shamanic Organic Contemporary Cuisine Next Wave Festival 2012

Shamanic Organic Contemporary Cuisine

Do you ever feel anxious, confused or disoriented?

Do you have trouble differentiating the Organic from the Synthetic?

Do you ever feel hungry?

Not just a “I haven’t eaten a thing all day except a muffin” kind of hunger but a deeper, ancient, burning cavity within yourself which yearns for something stranger, something more indefinable than what all 27 aisles of the local supermarket have failed to provide you with. Well, take heart dear friends for in these uncertain modern times SHAMANIC ORGANIC CONTEMPORARY CUISINE is here to provide you with the answers for which you seek by supplying unique recipes specially designed to fill that hole… for LIFE!

Supertone Next Wave Festival 2012


SUPERTONE is a performance of re-sensitisation, choreographed by Rennie McDougall. Working from a visually rich cornucopia of celluloid images, from The Wizard of Oz to David LaChapelle, five dancers reclaim the performance space by manifesting these technicolor imagined environments in the physical space, while all other visual stimulants are stripped away. The audience, usually on the periphery of experience, is left only with the performers to share in an energetic exchange – to reawaken a more visceral presence and to question their roles as observers.