Bargain garden (music theatre)
by Damien Ricketson (2011)
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Bargain Garden is a toxic nightmare, in all the pretty colours of
the rainbow. An immersive, multi-sensory performance
installation, inspired by the thousands of bargain stores and
two-dollar shops that multiply across our cities, Bargain Garden
takes the temperature of the fever of mass consumerism that
drives our society.
From Theatre Kantanka (Missing the Bus to David Jones) and award-winning contemporary music collective Ensemble Offspring, 'Bargain Garden' fuses performance, live music, kinetic sculptures and multimedia installation. 'Bargain Garden' invites us to experience both the rush and aftermath of our bargain-crazy, shopping-mad culture and lifestyle.
'Bargain Garden' is a collaborative work between Carlos Gomes [Director] and Damien Ricketson [Music Director].
Artists: Claire Edwards, Carlos Gomes, Heidrun Löhr, Katia Molino, Rodney Nash, Jason Noble, Teik-Kim Pok, Damien Ricketson, Justin Shoulder, Kym Vercoe, Nick Wishart and Mirabelle Wouters.
Instrumentation: Collaborative music-theatre work
Duration: 50 min.
A commercial recording of "Bargain Garden Outro" available here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/bargain-garden-outro-ep/id830354017
Video showreels and online documentation are available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6igjXNOwGs and http://vimeo.com/30889118
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