Projects

2019

ARTSHOUSE

EXIT STRATEGIES

Exit Strategies is a solo performance work about mobility, privilege and ways to disappear.

Mish Grigor leaves. Again and again and again she leaves the stage, leaves the building, leaves the country. From the repetition, a game emerges. As she attempts (or pretends to attempt) a series of grand exits, her actions become more and more ridiculous, careening from the absurd to the darkly political.

Whether she’s abandoning lovers, childhood dreams or bad restaurants, there’s more to her escape routines than simple flight. Exit Strategies is about escape, change and disappearance. About the privilege of movement. About knowing when your time is up, and sensing when you’ve overstayed your welcome. It’s about wondering if you can go home again, or if you ever really had one. About what happens when the going gets tough (spoiler alert: the tough get going).

CREDITS

Lead artist – Mish Grigor
Dramaturgs – Lara Thoms, Anne Thompson
Visual design and video – Eugenia Lim
Video – Zoe Scoglio
Sound – Nina Buchanan

ArtsHouse, Melbourne
13 -17 November

Tickets here

 

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.