Apokolypsis (Next Wave) [Melbourne]
Friday May 18, 2018 - 7:30 PM
1 Market Street
Harriet Devlin & Benji Hoopmann
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About the Show
Four performers. One hundred apocalypses. Sixty minutes.
Beginning with the Big Bang and hurtling through wars, famines, kingdoms collapsing, extinctions and dictatorships, APOKALYPSIS establishes a narrative of the world as one of repeated annihilation and overcoming.
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 total collapse. This is contemporary Western society: people with the tools, intelligence and power to change the course of the planet, but who can’t find the will.
Jump cutting between genres and underpinned by a gradually evolving live score, APOKALYPSIS is a high octane, searing indictment of denialism and our inability to work together in this extraordinary moment in time: the eve of the Anthropocene.