Thrashing Without Looking

22 - 25 August

A 3am ride through loneliness, frenzy, banality and cliché. A performance you can watch, create, perform and control.

Thrashing Without Looking is an experiential work that combines performance and live cinema. Created by the audience, for the audience, it involves video goggles, champagne and a lot of loud music. Audiences are invited to indulge in small talk and a bit of quiet hysteria, in a textured and disorienting journey that considers the agency of the audience in a mediated space.

“It provoked all sorts of thoughts about the modes of disembodied communication we engage in now-televisual, internet-how trust and agency are still called upon and how intense and liberating is the sense of touch. I didn’t want to leave” – Fiona Mcgregor, Realtime, Issue 101

“It makes me clearly realise that no matter how much my contemporary perception is shaped by the intricate, informative pixilation of technology, nothing in the world will ever replicate that unmistakably visceral exchange that happens simply by being tenderly held” – Susie Hardgrave, Australian Stage

“The whole effect is disorientating, tender, a little scary, and utterly thrilling. The thoughts provoked longer with me long after we are gently ushered out.” – Miranda McCallum, Rhum Media


  • Presented by PICA and Mobile States in association with Aphids
    Created by
     Elizabeth Dunn, Lara Thoms, Martyn Coutts, Tristan Meecham and Willoh S. Weiland
    Sound design by Alan Nguyen

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Dates & Times

    Wed 22 August – 8pm
    Thurs 23 & Fri 24 August – 6.30pm, 8pm
    Saturday 25 August – 3pm, 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm

  • Tickets

    Full $25
    Concession/ Art Addicts $20

    Tickets and booking info or 9228 6300