Do those who object to contemporary art prefer community parades? Howl is a celebration of 15 significant moments in art history. A ritual procession starring a sculpture of Captain Cook, thousands of sunflower seeds and a killer whale named Tilikum. A requiem that is unquestionably queer, arguably dangerous and probably obscene. Performed by three women. Scored by Mozart himself.
Created by Willoh S. Weiland, Lara Thoms and Lz Dunn, Howl commemorates controversy – from a furore over a feminist self-portrait and outrage at a rainbow repeatedly burnt in a public square to artists arrested on suspicion of bio-terrorism. Howl energetically probes the reactions art can invoke and tests the perspectives that history permits.
Ticket includes access to a party curated by Aphids directly following the performance. Party finishes 11pm.
Created & Performed by: Willoh S. Weiland, Lara Thoms & Lz Dunn
Producer: Rosemary Joy
Production Manager: Anna Schoo
Lighting Designer: Jenny Hector
Sound Designer: Emah Fox
Dramaturge: Mish Grigor
Stage Assistants: Asha Bee Abraham, Corey Pugh, Aaron Orzech, Danielle Reynolds, Mish Grigor & Yvette Turnbull
Original Project Development: Ross Manning, Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey
Warning: 18+, nudity, loud music, smoke, haze & adult themes