The Wolf is a solo performance project in development, a fictional autobiography of my experience of being half human half wolf. Set against a fictional backdrop of the history of wolves in Australia it plays on the slippage of 'wolf' as a signifier in psychoanalysis, folk law and shamanic traditions of transformation. It plays with the role of storytelling as a means of negotiating colonial violence figured in the gothic elements of the Ocker Australian imagination. The character was created for Odin Teatret's co - production the Tenth Annual Holstebro Festuge, part of the European Capital of Culture Celebrations, Aahus 2017. It was subsequently developed as a performance in residency at Odin Teatret's Nordisk Teatrelaboritorium in July 2017. It uses training and composition techniques from mentor Roberta Carreri explored during that development. A fragment of this performance in progress will be presented as a performance installation at Viva La Gong, Novebmer 2017.
The Wolf, work in progress showing images courtesy of Tommy Bay, Nordisk Teatrlaboritorium residency 2017