West Space and Aphids presents


A Ridiculous Performance by Tristan Meecham and Olivia Ilic

Would you rather eat your mother or your father? Would you rather sit on a pineapple or a turnip? Would you rather be water or cheese? Would you rather The Lady or the Tiger?

THE LADY AND THE TIGER created and performed by Tristan Meecham and Olivia Ilic, is a durational performance of unscripted madness. Inspired by the fable, THE LADY AND THE TIGER thrusts two performers on the horns of a dilemma as they provoke each other with hypothetical conundrums that must be answered honestly and openly. Over the course of five hours, THE LADY AND THE TIGER will wrestle taboos, face unimaginable scenarios, and confront the deep and personal, all with a wink of the eye. THE LADY AND THE TIGER is both entertaining and confronting; ridiculous nonsense that pushes moral dilemmas to an absurd new high.


Performance – Tristan Meecham and Olivia Ilic

Created with the assistance of the Australia government through the Australia council for the Arts their arts funding and advisory body, the support of the City of Melbourne through its Arts and Culture Triennial Program. and West Space Gallery.

8th June 2012

Images Alice Hawkins & John Possemato

Video documentation available here


APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.