Dipnomorpha is a collaborative performance-based event between Zoe Porter, Exploko, Megan Janet White (featuring members of Theatre of Thunder) and Matt Dabrowski & the Many Hands of Glamour. This cross-disciplinary performance explores the intersection between electronic sound, video projection, light installation, live drawing, costume and butoh dance. This work aims to cross the boundaries between the animal and the human in order to create a surreal and otherworldly zone that sits somewhere between reality and the imagination.
It is a site-specific work that presents part-human, part-monstrous creatures in a state of flux, as well as making reference to the Brisbane river. By drawing on fluid, organic forms and the native flora and fauna, in particular the Lungfish, the performers emerge as beings from depths of the river. This work conjures up an in-between space and dream-like environment where the audience is invited into a slow-motion, physically intense and dream-like state. Bodies and drawings amalgamate and surface from the sediment to present new hybrid forms that consider other ways of being or existing.
Megan Janet White