Google says, "The psychodynamic core of addiction is the repetition-compulsion, i.e. the addicts repeat the same self-destructive behaviours over and over, in spite of their personal resolve not to do it."

Experience this feedback loop of Whitney Houston fandom and YouTube hysteria where Lucas mimics, morphs and manipulates a 4 minute Whitney Houston video into an hour-long, low-budget SPECTACULAR.

Everything disintegrates. All that remains is Whitney.

Come to the Whitney Houston Addicts Anonymous meeting and be complicit in the bad behaviour.

Made by Harriet, Hugh and Lucas. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

LUCAS JERVIES is an Australian choreographer and director working across ballet, contemporary dance, cabaret, opera and theatre. In Australia, Lucas has created dance for companies such as The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet and Opera Australia. Internationally, he has created dance for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Louisville Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, Korzo Theatre Den Haag, Noverre Society Stuttgart Ballet and CoDarts Rotterdam University for the Arts. Lucas has held positions as Affiliate Director at Griffin Theatre, Artistic Director of Buzz Dance Theatre, Rehearsal Director at Sydney Dance Company and co-director of JACK productions. He was Assistant Director to Neil Armfield on Sydney Theatre Company’s King Lear, and Assistant Director to Imara Savage on Sydney Theatre Company’s Hay Fever.

HARRIET GILLIES  is an award-winning performance artist working across a range of performance modes. She has performed in immersive and interactive projects such as Pony Express’ Ecosexual Bathhouse, PVI Collective’s Blackmarket and Hermann Nitsch 150 Actions. Backstage Harriet has been a man-wrangler for Nat Randall and Anna Breckon’s the Second Woman and co-production manager and tour manager for Peaches’ There’s Only One Peach With a Hole in the Middle, which toured across Europe last year. She has completed artist residencies with Robert Wilson at the Watermill Centre and Marina Abramović at Kaldor Public Art Projects, as well as solo residencies with La Serre: Arts Vivants in Montreal, and the Bearded Tit in Sydney. Her own performances have been presented across Australia, New Zealand and North America. Harriet was the 2019 recipient of the Glorias’ Fellowship to undertake professional development across North America and complete a mentorship with director Lynsey Peisinger. Her most recent solo performance, The Power of the Holy Spirit, won the Best Experimental Show Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and had a sell out season at the Flying Nun in Sydney. Harriet loves the Flying Nun and is excited to be back presenting new work in 2020.

HUGH O'CONNOR is an Australian set, costume, production and event designer. With an interest in work that is theatrical, playful and challenging, Hugh works across a breadth of mediums including theatre, musicals, cabaret, large scale events/instillations, experimental performance and film. Most recently he has been working as the Creative Director (in collaboration with Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson) of the Powerhouse entry into the upcoming 2020 Mardi Gras Parade, along with his design work on numerous other floats for Mardi Gras themselves. He has worked with Mecca Cosmetics, as Art Director on their 2019 event/experience Meccaland, The Icoinc, designing for their 2020 Summer Show event, and has also worked with Theatre companies including The Ensemble Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre, Malthouse Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company. Most recent production design credits include Once (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Folk, The Odd Couple (Ensemble Theatre) and The God of Isaac (The Shalom Institute). Hugh holds a Bachelor of Design from NIDA where he graduated in 2013. During his studies he received both the Big Kahuna Imagineering Scholarship and the William Fletcher Scholarship. Hugh was nominated for best set design at the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards for his work on The Aliens.

PERFORMANCE TIMES
  • Friday 11 December 8pm
  • Saturday 12 December 8pm
HOW TO GET THERE

Car: On-street metered parking around the venue
Bus: Oxford Street 2 minute walk (333, 373, 399, 392, 394 and M10 buses)
Train: Museum Train Station 10-minute walk.

EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS

Brand X is happy to exchange your purchased tickets for another night within the same shows season (Friday or Saturday). We are also happy to refund your tickets if you are no longer able to attend (minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c) within 72 hours of the performance commencing. Please contact us via email on your receipt to arrange it.

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