Amplification // Synopsis // Creative Team // Accolades // Media // Video
Amplification is a portrait of the body in chaos. Using the car accident as a metaphor for mental/physical disassociation, Amplification examines the thresholds of the human body's response to sound, light and physical impact.
Developed through research conducted at a hospital emergency ward and the Melbourne morgue, Amplification magnifies the 1.6 seconds ‘disassociation' freeze time which occurs at the moment of impact.
Skidding, sliding and crashing into a world of body bags, pain, healing, reality and unreality, Amplification deconstructs and reconstructs the site of impact with scientific fascination and a morbid fascination with the body in chaos.
Amplification is an exploration of densely layered, highly technical and studied partnering; revealing the possibilities of death, ritual, burial and torture within the form of an installation.
"Amplification resonates like a gothic story-ballet, even as it eschews drama and emotion to create a chilling text about bodies near death or killed in car crashes... Possibly the city's best this year." - Lee Christofis, The Australian
"A raw and powerful work, which at times is confronting to the point of discomfort. Amplification is not for the faint-hearted or the prudish." - Jane Howard, Sunday Herald Sun
"A deeply chilling experience." - Jonathan Marshall, Inpress
"The last ten minutes of Amplification will stay with you forever with such spellbinding power of vision of the Afterlife." - Philipa Rothfield, Real Time Magazine
WHITE BIRD DANCE, USA
23-25 January 2014