Another Other: Melbourne


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Photo credit: Jeff Busby

Another Other is a 79 minute multimedia performance created by four of Australia’s leading experimental artists: Erkki VeltheimSabina MaselliNatasha Anderson and Anthony Pateras.

Investigating the nature of identity, authenticity of self and the roles we play, the work creates an immersive and multi-sensory experience for audiences that mirrors these concerns. Through moments of darkness, silence and sensory overload the audience is invited to move between speculative self-reflection and losing themselves in the ecstatic saturation of contemporary media society.

Fusing experimental opera, expanded cinema, sound art and installation, Another Other is based on a radical re-reading of Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona (which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016).

Another Other shakes the illusion of the self. It is an unsettling, darkly comical and visceral live performance work.

There was also a screening of Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film Persona at 5pm on Saturday 20 February at the Meat Market, which offered our audience an opportunity to dive deeper into this key source material before the 8pm performance.