The Evolutionary Straitjacket: Climate Change Karaoke

Friday 3rd October 6-7 and 9-10pm The Crack House
Sarturday 4th October 7-9pm The Crack House

The StraitJacket encourages audiences wear an extinct animal costume while belting out karaoke pop songs that are lyrically rich with tales of evolution.

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Created and performed by Selena de Carvalho and Aviva Reed.

Presented by Crack Theatre Festival under the Setting the Stages initiative, with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts through the Creative Australia Emerging Presenter grant.

Selena de Carvalho is a cross-disciplinary artist and designer based in Tasmania, Australia. Working across new media, moving image, installation, performance, print and design for live performance, her practice responds to notions of personal ecology and human interaction with the environment. Technology and creativity are used as a means to raise questions as opposed to providing answers. Selena is the recipient of state and national funding for individual and collaborative projects and has participated in residencies in Beijing (China) and Tarraleah (Australia). For 2013 Selena received the Arts Tasmania Dombrovskis award, she is also Co-Chair of ConstanceARI.

Aviva Reed is a visual ecologist. Using her interdisciplinary skills, she communicates knowledge of ecology, place based exploration and scientific concepts through visual and theatrical experiences. Having completed a Bachelor of Science, in Geography and Environmental Studies, at Utas, in 2007, Aviva has focused on scientific education through art and storytelling, within the public, private and educational sector. Her extensive body of work includes the creation of visual aides to the evolutionary theory and the study of symbiotic relationships within specific localities. These projects have culminated in numerous workshops, educational resources and large- scale murals.

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