dying and decomposing practice

45 minutes

“We don’t know exactly what is going to happen but we can invent some possible scenarios to practice with.”  The audience is invited to collectively decide how they would like to practice dying; of thirst due to heatwaves, fires and a lack of clean water, freezing to death with no access to warm shelter, or drowning in a flood or storm surge. Once decided they are guided through a somaticization, a physiological journey of dying and decomposing into the land or sea. As our bodies rupture our native microbial communities are replaced by microbes in the air,  the soil and sea. An invocation to all the organisms that help our transition.

“It is an horrifically beautiful thought experiment – it is astounding how these states can nestle so closely with each other.” Lyne Pringle, Theatreview