Aphids Events Inc

Thrashing Without Looking

Thrashing Without Looking
Aphids presents

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.

Duration: 50mins


Creators: Martyn Coutts, Elizabeth Dunn, Tristan Meecham, Lara Thoms, Willoh S. Weiland,
Sound Designer: Alan Nguyen

"It provoked all sorts of thoughts about the modes of dismbodied 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.

“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 linger with me long after we are gently ushered out.” - Miranda McCallum, Rhum Media

Download technical specifications here.


Brisbane Powerhouse
Performance Space, Sydney
Darwin Festival
Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts


Location: Arts House, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
When:Wednesday 3 Aug - Sunday 7th August 2011

Media release can be viewed here.
Eflyer can be viewed here.

Thrashing Without Looking has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and was developed at Arts House with the support of a CultureLAB residency and then at Liveworks at Performance Space in 2010.