Zak Pidd, Charles Purcell
Auslan-interpreted performance 18 May 7.30pm
While the world spews forth an unrelenting stream of doom and despair, Apokalypsis sees four performers take on the task of presenting 100 historical disasters in 60 minutes. Beginning with the Big Bang and hurtling through a quick-fire stream of events that have edged us into the Anthropocene, this theatrical flip-book presents a narrative of the world as one of repeated annihilation and renewal.
As history speeds towards the present day and energy and resources diminish, what emerges is a hallucinogenic vision of a world on the brink of collapse, and a searing indictment of denialism at this extraordinary moment in Earth’s history.
This production is taking place on the stolen lands of the Yalukit Willam of the Boon Wurrung Country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Charles Purcell, Kai Bradley, Marcus McKenzie, Rosie Clynes
Sound Design and Co-Creator
Set and Costume Design
Assistant Stage Manager
Content warning: contains nudity, smoking, loud noise, replica weapons, strobe effects, haze, and coarse language.
Presented in association with The SUBSTATION.
Apokalypsis has been assisted by Besen Family Foundation, Silvia & Michael Kantor, Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation and Creative Victoria.