Every second, as the earth spins around the sun, we get older. But when do we actually become old? And how does our view of our ageing self change with time?
Sex and Death invites you to reflect on life, death and what happens in between. Part-date, part-photoshoot, it’s a chance to ask the big questions to someone a little older and wiser, and to consider the experience of yourself changing through time. Bring a photo of yourself – just you, from at least ten years ago – the further back the better. A time that was significant then, or feels significant now. But most importantly, a time you can talk about. Through playful and provocative encounters, explore how time shapes, morphs and ultimately makes us who we were, who we are, and who we will become.
Concept & Direction: Samara Hersch
Photographer & Collaborating Artist: Ponch Hawkes
Collaborating Artist: Bec Reid
Sound Design: Marco Cher-Gibard
Make Up and Stylist: Lou McLaren
Please note: Sex and Death has a capacity of 1 person every 30 minutes over 3 hours and is the only artwork requiring pre-booking in your Town Hall Ticket. This is because it requires each participant to provide personal information ahead of the event.
To be equitable, these 6 daily sessions of Sex and Death are offered to all Town Hall Ticket holders via an Arts House email. They will go quickly! Please check your email and respond quickly with the required information if you want to secure a session.
Sex and Death has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. The development of this project was supported by the City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants Program.