Join Peaks artists, pick up a printed program and celebrate Peaks 2018 alongside the opening of Elusive Tactility by Holly O'Meehan.
A man eats anger for breakfast and sleeps with it at night. As humans we often find it easier to bathe in negativity and swim in sadness. This solo show provides an ethereal experience of someone who has the weight of the world on their shoulders, and how - if at all - to find a little bit of happy.
BEAD FRIENDS FOREVER
BEAD FRIENDS FOREVER is a collaborative exhibition between best friends Alina Tang and Johanna Acs. After twenty-two years of friendship we are finally making art together!
This installation will be a bright, eye-catching and vibrant addition to the Paper Mountain Common Room, made of small magical objects such as smiling flowers, small babies, fruits, booby houses, pizzas, happy clouds and sad clouds, all made with the help of our closest buds. A favourite childhood activity, the creation of these playful objects celebrates the nostalgia of an enduring and colourful friendship.
You are invited to the sensory climate of collageN. A mélange of theatrical forms, this visceral performance is wrapped up in a skin of its own. Intimate, interactive, and veiled in plastic hide; it beckons to the touch, peering back at you through foggy lenses.
In this one-woman experimental theatre show, Laura Strøbech will explicate the corporeal and surreal through a series of five immersive performances over three nights. Feel synchronously as she does while becoming observer, fugitive, lover, and child.
Featuring physical theatre, spoken word, song, audiovisual effects and tactile elements. Contains sexual themes. (Yeah, baby.)
West Australian artist Marijke Loosjes presents an honest and raw depiction of the various stages of grief and the steps taken in attempt to heal. Through an array of conceptual performance pieces and visual artwork, references are made to various mourning practices with a strong focus on those of the Victorian era. Exploring the mental state of one’s mind amidst grieving, Loosjes shares the detrimental rituals that ultimately inhibit the healing process. DROWNING is an intimate and beautifully cathartic experience for both the artist and the audience.
Bring in the Fembots!
The perfect companions, sex slaves, servants, ideal women!
Drawing from dated sci-fi and cutting edge AI, Future’s Eve is a one woman, one roomba show examining the images and the ethics of female androids.
Bizarre, deadpan, and strangely compelling, witness a spectacle of solidarity for the defective, the destructive, the disposable, and the objectified.
“Delightfully quirky” – Nina Levy, Seesaw magazine
“Care to have a little fun?” – Fembot, Austin Powers
Gallery as Residency
Gallery as Residency is a new exhibition by Alira Callaghan that investigates the gallery as a site for creativity. Callaghan will make and exhibit work during the exhibition, transforming the Paper Mountain exhibition space into a dynamic performance space and collaborating with visiting gallery patrons. Taking the concept of the artist residency as a starting point, this performance work unpacks how art is made while creating an experience between participants and the gallery space itself.
The Honeymoon Suite
The Honeymoon Suite is a live dance, light and photography installation. Pop culture and feminine aesthetics from disparate eras collide to create a new atemporal existence, a paradoxical pit-stop of progression and regression. Are we going forward or are we falling endlessly back through time? Simultaneously satirical, slapstick and seductive, The Honeymoon Suite addresses the fragile, gossamer thin fulcrum on the seesaw of power, the point where one compromises oneself completely and utterly to eventually gain the upper hand.
Drive on down to the strange lands of vintage women's wrestling, age-old pageant queens and tacky, retro TV intros and treat yourself to our neon, time travelling dreamscape. Welcome to The Honeymoon Suite. Let's get ready to rumble.
House of Joys
Enter the House of Joys, a place of fun, play, happiness, laughter, and friends, where the rules of the adult world are suspended. In this part installation, part proximity performance, the artists individually guide participants through the House of Joys, allowing you to rediscover the freedom and fearlessness of children in a tactile playground. Interspersed amongst giddy reckless abandon are moments of calm and reflection, posing the question; what brings you joy?
Be immersed in smells, textures and sights of fun and play without consequence. Feel free and safe in the realms of the House of Joys. Presented by KAN Collective (artists Kate Thresher, Annika Moses and Noemie Huttner-Koros).
Letters to John
Ever fallen in like with a possible Men's Rights Activist? Come on a 'will they, won't they' journey that makes no sense. You'll want to learn ukulele, Facebook message the object of your adolescent love(/hate), and ponder what it'd take to be friends again with someone you find mortally offensive.
Letters To John is created and performed by Tasnim Hossain and directed by Casey Elder. Casey and Tasnim have been working together for the last five years across Canberra, Sydney and Perth. Their work explores relationships and the different, complex ways we connect.
MOLT: The Museum of Lost Things
The Museum of Lost Things is a One-Man Storytelling venture into the inter-dimensional Lost & Found. Through words, music, laughter and smiles WAAPA graduate Rian Howlett (The Wrong Girl, Neon Laneway, Dr Duck, Talk Dirty to Me) takes you on a journey into the lives of items, places and people that slip down the back of the couch.
Almost exactly like the butt world in Rick and Morty, except entirely different, this show asks you to take off your thinking caps and put on your feeling hearts. After all, who doesn't want to be a little found?
Suitable for children, perfect for millennials, or anyone who's spent far too long looking for something. Bring your friends, bring your mum. Let's be alone together.
Peak Performance is a one-night-only showcase of unclassifiable and transformative performance art presented by Paper Mountain. Featuring a cast of local female artists, Peak Performance carves a place for intimacy amidst spectacle, reframing expectations between FRINGE WORLD performers and audiences.
Raglan Fetish Show
The Raglan Fetish Show is a one-man show featuring lipsync, spoken word poetry, audience participation, cursed images; that is, all at once.
The Raglan Fetish Show is a peek into the mind of a newsfeed savant, Mr. Patrick Downlow, esq., your one chance at salvation, dressed in oily rags.
The Raglan Fetish Show is a hypodermic syringe of black-tar heroin to your Instagram explore function's two Panadeine Forte tablets.
Saved By My Funny Bone
Have you hit your funny bone one too many times? Ow! But we will make it through life with a sense of humour and rose tinted glasses.
Camilla Boswell Hyde presents her quirky comedy performance about growing up and surviving. The show contains tales and advice straight from life. Survival guidance included! Camilla plays her alter ego Crooked Girl through prop, alternative humour and musical comedy. The Queen of self deprecating humour, she is just a crooked girl trying to make sense of a crooked world.
Shall we get comfy?
Shall we get comfy? is a dance performance that questions what it means to be comfortable.
Are we most comfortable being in the comfort of our own home? Do we find comfortability within others? How long does it take to get physically comfortable? What do we classify as our comfort zone?
Come watch us attempt to answer these questions.
Featuring dancers and WAAPA graduates Andrew Barnes, Cory Derrick, Jessie Camilleri-Seeber, Scott Galbraith and Nikki Tarling. This show is bound to blow you away with some of the best talent in WA.
Songwriting with Good Lighting
Saskia and Georgina are songwriters and also best friends. They share a passion for banana bread, wholesome memes and making mistakes...and that’s about where the similarities end, but not the love.
Songwriting with Good Lighting is a journey into the heart, sharing the true stories and songs of two generally dysfunctional young adults. It’s kind of like a musical in your bedroom, but with less jazz hands and more minor emotional breakdowns.
We welcome you to a cosy room full of tea, blankets, live music, amateur live painting (maybe), snacks (double maybe) and a whole lotta humanity; celebrating the creation of music and the magic of an unlikely friendship.
These are the songs we’ll play when everything goes wrong and the friendship that will outlast all of our romantic endeavours...probably.
This is an evening of Saskia and Georgina, spirit and generosity, Songwriting with Good Lighting.
Image by Georgia Siciliano.
Shakespeare wrote that, right? Like, over a hundred years ago? Better get with the times.
Because first there was the sonnet, then there were those boring English classes in high school where we had to listen to old white guys talk about poetic techniques. But then there was Slam Poetry! Then there was Rap and smooth hip hop beats! Then we started paying attention. Star-Crossed Poetry is a night that mixes the contemporary styles of performance poetry with wit, charm and of course a little hip-hop. Our Star-Crossed Poets LOVE feelings, and we want to explore them all in one night… the good, the bad, and even comical sides of love.
Taylor Tells It Like It Is
Perth artist, writer and performer Taylor Reudavey adds stand-up to her repertoire in Taylor Tells It Like It Is.
World's Tiniest Zine Fair
A World First! Packed to the brim with tiny handmade paper magic - small and unique and imaginative booklets that have been in someone's home. You can hold in your hand the most private and personable thoughts about someone's experience of the world.
PAZTA Nights (or Perth And Zines, Together Always) is a new monthly social gathering for zinemakers and zine lovers. Zines (pronounced "zeens" as in magazines) are often completely enlightening about new ways of being as a human, or they are a strong call to be a good force in the world, or they are just so strange and funny and beautiful, like each of us sometimes and always. As was quoted in the New York World Fair of 1933: these are the tools with which the world will be made!
Come buy a tiny lettered friend.