The Artinfo Guide to the Edgiest Perth Fringe World Events
Perth’s Fringe World Festival is currently in full swing across a number of venues around Perth and features a wide variety of events ranging from theatre performances, cabaret acts, art exhibitions, and even circus acts. To help you decide which events to attend, ARTINFO Australia brings you a brief guide to the most interesting 2013 Fringe World events.
To begin with, Jeffrey Jay Fowler's interactive performance piece “A history of drinking” is an inventive recollection of the deception of the drop. The audience shape the mix of story, fable and fact by choosing what they want to drink. No two shows are the same.
At Fremantle’s PS Art Space (PSAS), Upstart Theatre Company is presenting Shakespeare’s timeless comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as you have never seen it… Or felt it. Plunged into the Topsy Turvy world of “The Dream,” an Athenian Forest recreated on the ground floor of PS Art Space, you will soon find things are not as they seem.
Shiritori Press will be popping up around Perth throughout Fringe World for some live action printmaking. Track them down for a glimpse of the printmaking process and collect limited edition artist's prints. For times and locations, check shiritoripress.com.au or follow @ShiritoriPress on Twitter.
“Duck Project” is a fun local art event, auctioning and selling wooden ducks painted and decorated by local celebrities and artists. This is a free event being held on 23 February at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct in Applecross outside Murray House.
The edgiest of the circus acts is the travelling “Slideshow Macabre,” a secret, beautiful side of circus life usually hidden behind the curtains and the lights. Experience the glittery shows of the big top, the twisted freak show tent and the cheeky girly show open for your voyeuristic pleasure...
The Moores Building Gallery is hosting Lynnette Voevodin’s fantastic “A Real-life Painting,” a performance installed like a painting. Window Shopping for Horse Bridals and all the associated accoutrement. One shop. One window. Half an hour to take in one big picture.
A fringe festival wouldn’t be a fringe festival without film. Along with the world famous presentation of “Tropfest,” audiences will be able to enjoy a dazzling array of comedies, doco’s, dramas, and interactive film events at the Bohemia Outdoor Cinema. With a tonne of one-off screen events on offer, FTI’s Bohemia Outdoor Cinema is film…but not as you know it.
Curated by Rizzy, an all female selection of contemporary artists come together to explore the necessary ingredients of being a woman in the exhibition “Alchemy: Ingredients of a Woman” at Melody Smith Gallery. Sugar, spice and all things nice, that's what girls are made of.... or are they? Under the veil of flesh, what is it that makes a woman?
Last, but not least, Tomás Ford brings his new Fringe show, “An Audience with Tomás Ford,” home to following a hit Edinburgh season. Smashing together adventurous cabaret and live electronic music, Ford provokes and plays with audiences, guiding them from confusion to crowd-surfing ecstasy.
Perth Fringe World is currently taking place across Perth until 24 February. The full program can viewed here