SWAMP – on the cusp of the Anthropocene
“Gigantic works of incredible art… dirty, dark and bloody” – Artshub review
An oily primordial muck, where life begins with blood and ends with ash.
A Mosquito, Magpie, Lyrebird, Koala, Snake and Frilled-Neck Lizard each eke out their quiet lives. A Thylacine paces back and forth. A dormant whirlpool begins to swirl, descending into a world of dust and blood, water and flame, strangled trees, dissolved skin, pools of tears, blankets of bones. The Serpent consumes the scene, and then itself. Whether it’s a cycle or an ending is up to us.
SWAMP blends Snuff Puppets’ handmade aesthetic, irreverent performance style and dynamic use of music with live projection mapping and transformative sets.
A darkly comic allegory of violent transformation.
The SWAMP premiered at our Footscray Drill Hall with a sold-out session in November 2022
SWAMP’S premiere supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Besen Family Foundation, Creative Victoria, Maribyrnong City Council & Purple Hen Winery