the foul of the air /
THE LIVING ROOM THEATRE
13th October – 14th October, 2023
A sound work without a score, a dance piece without steps, theatre without words.
October 13 & 14th | Duration 70mins
Inspired by Charlotte Wood’s award-winning book The Natural Way of Things, the foul of the air is a genre bending performance set in multiple spaces of Newcastle’s The Lock-Up with three double bass players, and two women who take you on a visceral journey of how easily we become immune to the mistreatment of others, especially women.
The foul of the air has been described by the author Charlotte Wood as ‘a wild, hallucinatory, vivid and astonishing performance inspired by my novel The Natural Way of Things. I kept thinking Louise Bourgeois, Pina Bausch, dreams, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and everything being brought to the surface in Australia right now. Watching you with my heart in my mouth & guts churning was *exactly* what it felt like to write that book. Brava.’
THE BODY & IDENTITY FORUM
8th September 2021
Join us on the closing weekend of the exhibition KNOWN | UNKNOWN as artists from a range of disciplines, cultural knowledge holders and academics discuss performance practice, language, culture and the politicised body.
Artist in Residence /
1st January 1970
7th April 2019
As Artist in Residence at The Lock-Up, Dr. Rakini Devi will engage directly with The Lock-Up spaces for the installation ‘Urban Kali’ which features in the group exhibition KNOWN | UNKNOWN.