At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

We are closed today. Our exhibitions are always free.

Thrashing Without Looking

Thrashing Without Looking

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