Independent creator and performer of Kalkadoon heritage, Joshua Pether, takes us on a sci-fi adventure that opens up a new world filled with surreal and fantastical realities – questioning perceptions of what is real and what is not.
In his second solo work, Pether combines movement, sound and video to negotiate the hazy boundaries between fantasy and reality, myth and truth. Charting experiences of isolation and distance, this performative dance work negotiates personal identity and body politics. Throughout the piece, performer and audience develop a shared bond that explores perceptions of mental health, our relationship with trauma and our capacity for empathy.
Created and performed by
Production Stage Manager
Dans Maree Sheehan
Aaron Webber. Courtesy Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).
Content warning: contains references to trauma, and includes nudity, sustained loud noise and strobe effects.
Jupiter Orbiting is a Next Wave x PICA co-commission
In association with Darebin Arts Speakeasy, and assisted by the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.