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Time Sick Big T-Shirt

5 September, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

|Multi-Day Event (See all)
Wed 5 Sep to Thurs 6 Sep
| $8 - $10

Time Sick Big T-Shirt spreads one voice through multiple bodies in this evocative new performance work by visual artist Archie Barry. The idea of a single coherent self is questioned through an aesthetic of non-disclosure. Casual clothing transforms into camouflage, and one song undergoes multiple transformations into recorded, live, karaoke and choir arrangements. The piece considers trauma as a sickness of time itself, a barbed virus that attaches to moments of survival which the body finds hard to forget. This condition can be remedied through the distortion of time that singing creates.


If a body could sing without its logical brain, what might its message be? And what would such a voice sound like? These questions are realised by the raw vocal accompaniment of the Melbourne choir, First Chorus Band of Singers. As the performance moves through the rooms of Meat Market’s Stables, the audience is moved through humour and sincerity, hyper presence and conspicuous absence, ultimately using paradox as a way to understand the human condition as complex and tender. Time Sick Big T-Shirt is a dance, an evolving song and an audiovisual production that creates a hypnotic experience of spatiotemporal suspension and quiet humour.


Venue is wheelchair accessible.
This event takes place on unceded Wurundjeri country, the artist pays their respects to Wurundjeri elders past, present, and emerging leaders.

Lead Artist:
Archie Barry
Choir Arrangement and Direction:
Virginia Bott
First Chorus Band of Singers
Lighting Designer and Audio Technician:
Jai Leeworthy
Audio Mastering:
Sean Lowry


Supported by the City of Melbourne Individual Artist Grant 2018.


5th September, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
6th September, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
$8 - $10
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Meat Market Stables
2 Wreckyn St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051