all of a flutter 2020

11 Nov 2020 : Online: Kantanka Creative / Created at Blacktown Arts Centre

I was invited by Theatre Kantanka to create a solo work for 360 degree Virtual Reality for their New Realities: Theatre and Pandemic series. I thought of a vertical tunnel of swirling paper, a “Library of Babel” (from Borges), where everything is lost and nothing is retrievable. All the unfinished and looming paperwork that amasses and disarms us, even with the “extra free time” (that Covid19 created), it is discombobulating. In this performance I employ reams of white A4 office paper ina Kafkaesque tradition, creating the image of a man overwhelmed both by paper’s materiality and by its implications: responsibility, authority, obligations, and the impossibility of a truly blank page.

Link to Youtube

(Note: this is a 360VR work. View it with headset or on your mobile phone using headphones.)

Project Details
Dates 11 Nov 2020
Duration 8 minutes
Producer Theatre Kantanka
Category video
Credits Director: Carlos Gomes; Videographer and editor: Samuel James; Sound design: Gail Priest; Concept and set design: Alan Schacher; Performance : Alan Schacher; Costume: Alan Schacher; Assistant; Katia Molino. Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, CreateNSW, Blacktown Arts Centre, University of Sydney.