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Mapping Melbourne: Microcosm
December 5, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Microcosm – a cry of pain and rage from nature, wailing at environmental destruction, greed, displacement and consumerism. For 18 years, Indonesian performance collective Mainteater has been collaborating across Australia and Indonesia. Microcosm will see Mainteater artists, including Bandung based actress Heliana Sinaga, and Melbourne locals Jodee Mundy and Sandra Fiona Long, bring to life some of the powerful poems from cult figure Godi Suwarna’s epic work Urat Jagat (Veins of the Universe). An intimate, short, and intense chorus of voice, sound and image.
Performing artists: Heliana Sinaga, Jodee Mundy, Sandra Fiona Long (Director), Wawan Sofwan
Sound creation: Mal Webb
Lighting: Bec Etchell
Sat 5 Dec, 3pm–5pm (8 sessions; 15min each)
State Library Victoria (meet at foyer)
Microcosm is part of Mapping Melbourne 2015, a four day showcase of independent contemporary artists exploring the theme of Asia across art, craftivism, dance, live art, multimedia, music, performance and theatre from 2-5 December 2015 across the City of Melbourne. #mappingmelbourne
Jodee Mundy’s interdisciplinary work spans from visual and sensory theatre to puppetry, cross- cultural collaborations, film, installation, public interventions, live art and community cultural development. Her own work includes: Imagined Touch, A Sanctuary in the City and Pigeonhole. A company member with Polyglot Theatre and Snuff Puppets she has also worked with Back to Back, Strange Fruit, St Martins and Terrapin Puppet Theatre. She was awarded an Australia Council Structured Mentorship in Community Partnerships in 2014. She has been a company member with Mainteater since 1998 performing in Happy 1000..1000 Bahagia and in Urat Jagat: Veins of the Universe touring throughout Indonesia earlier this year. www.jodeemundy.com
Born in Medan in 1986, Heliana Sinaga has been actively involved in theatre since 2004, working in various roles, as a director, actor, stage manager, production manager and translator of German play scripts. Having translated several German play scripts, Heliana learnt the language and theatre in Volkhochschule, Munich, German (2007 – 2008). This subsequently lead to a scholarship of theatre workshopping in translating play scripts from Mülheimer Theater Festival, German (2009). Currently, she serves as the Vice Director of Mainteater Bandung and works with The Indonesia Choir as a show director.
Sandra Fiona Long
Sandra works with performance, installation, multilingual and music based performance. Her work sees her collaborating across communities, cultures, abilities and generations alongside working with some of Australia and Indonesia’s most respected theatre artists. She is a founding member of Mainteater with Bandung based Wawan Sofwan. In 2015 she toured Urat Jagat (Veins of the Universe) with Mainteater in Indonesia, created and performed her first solo work Pancake Opus 100 at La Mama, directed Dan Goronszy’s Destination Home In the Melbourne Fringe and a new work Birdcage Thursdays in the Big West Festival. www.hadesfading.com