Body of Knowledge

Body of Knowledge

Wed
16
Wed Nov 16 7:00 PM
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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Wheelchair
General Admission
18 and Over
90 Mins
“Hersch’s art is powerful, visceral, and profoundly imaginative… she engages with universal topics in a transcendent and moving manner.” – The Theatre Times

This intimate and playful work, performed by teenagers who call into the theatre on mobile phones, is a powerful meditation on age and change: changes to bodies, changes in attitude, and changes to life.
 
Questions of boundaries, sexuality, pleasure, shame, pain, consent, ageing, grief, and death are all on the table as teens chat with the audience in real time from their bedrooms.

As an inter-generational conversation unfolds, the teacher and the student, the adult and the child, the performer and the audience, begin to shift and entangle. At the direction and instigation of the young telephone callers, we’re given an immersive insight into the sights and sounds of Generation Z.
 
Body of Knowledge is a surprising, curious, and tender experience exploring how we pay attention (or not) to our own and others’ bodies existing across generations.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

51 James Street Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003