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Wed, 19 May 2010 to Sun, 23 May 2010
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"Our common instinct for reality... has always held the world to be essentially a theatre for heroism." - Ernest Becker

"We created it. Let's take it over." - Patti Smith

Created by the Restaged Histories project and guest collaborators, YOUTHvsPHYSICS is a series of science experiments that attempt to disprove heroism. Three performers, live video and 1970's bluescreen are used along with three test subjects: the mythical Icarus, pop-cultural icon Superman and a fictional Soviet cosmonaut named Omon. These test subjects form a triptych of young men whose attempts to fly have all been thwarted by science and/or age.

YOUTHvsPHYSICS examines each character's anachronistic position in a contemporary world uneasy with the term "hero", becoming part-physics class, part-stunt show and part-rock concert.

The Restaged Histories project is a Brisbane-based company making their Melbourne debut as part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival. They are currently artists-in-residence at Brisbane Powerhouse, and have recently been described as "fabulous liars in a mundane world" (Real Time #91), which they take as a compliment.

Through ink, paper, space and light, I imagine another, young, like me, defying the tyranny of physics, overcoming the terror of death. I may dream my own terror as his, and his actions mine.

Through ink, paper, space and light, I may incite this dream in others - and, so, risk preparing the ground, again, to drink young blood.

Presented by the Restage Histories Project

Nic Dorward, Kieran Swann, Steve Toulmin

Image Credit
Amelia Dowd

SPECIAL OFFER:: $30 for both YOUTHvsPHYSICS and And Then Something Fell On My Head, on after this performance at 8:30pm.
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