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Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster is the story of a man, a woman and a duck. It is about the excruciating realms of human behavior. It is an attempt to navigate the complexities of trying to become a better person.
An incident lasting all of ten minutes is told from three different points of view: a woman is out running and sees a man throwing stones at a sitting duck. What happens next leaves the woman getting to grips with the event and its consequences.
Concerned with how social conventions obstruct the possibility of personal liberation, the work’s truth lies somewhere in the irresolvable tension created by the gap between live mediation, mediated non-fiction and melodrama.
So what if in the auditorium, all together, we create conflict? And what if we create conflict just so we can practice transformation? Commissioned by Mobile States, this new show from riveting, subversive creator/performer Nicola Gunn, choreographer Jo Lloyd and composer Kelly Ryall, tries to understand how we can all get along.
Watch the trailer below:

Nicola Gunn | Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster | PICA 13 – 19 Feb from Performing Lines on Vimeo.