New major work in development
Four activists with intellectual disabilities hold a public meeting. A frank and open conversation of a history we would prefer not to know begins.
SHADOW weaves a narrative through the ethics of mass food production, disability, civic and human rights, the social impact of automation, and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence in the world.
At the genesis of the work is an allegory, drawn from the devastating true story of the exploitation (across 30 years) and liberation of 32 men with intellectual disabilities from slave-like conditions in a food processing plant.
A hall, a foyer, a community setting. A bare space with chairs. The beauty of the piece is in its austerity and flexibility. Through this work we are interested in bringing contemporary performance to big and small spaces, to remote regional communities and to high profile socio-political contexts worldwide.
Creative Development Artists Bruce Gladwin, Mark Deans, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Simon Laherty & Sonia Teuben
Initial concepts developed with support from The Keir Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Greater Geelong & Creative Partnerships Australia