By Triage Live Art Collective with Clair Korobacz
ICU, Halford St, Castlemaine.
Welcome to death, it's almost as exciting as life.
The Infirmary is a participatory and immersive performance installation which explores the thematics of inter‐generational relations, the competence of children, sly humour, and the frailty of adults. The project aims to advance the scope of live art by cutting across several 'taboos' at once - illness, ageing, and death. By enabling audiences of different ages to intersect and to 'play' at and with, life and death - the aim is to open up rich experiences and conversations about the often unexplored terrains of human tenderness.
About the Artists & Triage Live Art Collective www.triageliveartcollective.com
Katerina Kokkinos‐Kennedy is an award‐winning theatre director, live artist and the artistic director of Triage Live Art Collective. She has more than 25 years of experience as a director, writer, performer, dramaturge and actor trainer. Since 2006 her work has focused on live art, audience‐participation and site‐specific performance works. For Triage she has created a suite of festival commissions including: Once, (In‐Habit Festival Melbourne for Punctum Inc 2009); It’s All About You,(Melbourne Westspace 2010), Strange Passions (Berlin Die Fabrikanten 2011), Istanbul Sommer Teegarten (Berlin 2012), The Satyr Play (Epidavros Theater 2013), Live Art Escorts, Strange Passions, and Inheritance (Melbourne 2014), Hotel Obscura (Berlin 2014), TraumWerk (Vienna 2015) and Six Live Art Works (Athens 2015). Katerina presented Hotel Obscura in Melbourne for Arts House and the Festival of Live Art in 2016. She is a recipient of an Australia Council Theatre Fellowship (2017‐2019) and is currently developing a new suite of works with partners in Australia, Europe and Asia.
Clair Korobacz is a performer, sound artist, and founding member of one step at a time like this ‐ an award‐winning, internationally and critically acclaimed company who create participatory works with a digital media component. Credits include: Since I Suppose (Nashville Festival) 2016; Unpathed Waters (Chicago Theatre) 2016; upside/down/inside/out (Culture Station Seoul 2016, APAM, Brisbane Powerhouse 2016 and Arts Centre Melbourne 2015); Hotel Obscura (Festival of Live Art, Arts House 2016); nowhere (Going Nowhere Festival, Arts House, 2014); Since I Suppose (Melbourne Festival & Arts House, Green Room Award Nominee, 2014); Since I Suppose, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre World Stage Series, 2014); en route (Winner 2 Green Room Awards, Winner Adelaide Fringe Festival ‐ Best Theatre Production; Site Guide (2012); Rawcus Flashmob, Federation Square (2011); Southern Crossings (2010); Pop Up Project (Melbourne Festival, 2010); Pillow Talk (Arts House); Contemplating Gold (Punctum Inc, 2009); war lounge (2008); and Beast Banquet (2007).