Crackpipe Dreaming is an experimental creative development/performance piece about how drugs - namely crystal meth - has weaved its way into the First Nations community. It explores the idea of escapism from this imposed trauma and oppression of Indigenous people, and finds comparisons between paranoid psychotic hallucinations, and the heightened state of spiritual awakening through culture and connection to our source of creation. Are voids being filled, where there once existed a spiritual anchorage through cultural expression? Is addiction and madness an outcome of oneself lacking a fully completed identity? Crackpipe Dreaming sifts through these themes and questions through movement, dialogue and installation work.
This project is amplified by Craig Semple as part of Melbourne Fringe’s ShowSupport.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, some nudity, strong coarse language, sudden loud noises, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction, potentially triggering content or themes, including Violence,Emotional Abuse,Sexual Harassment,Domestic Violence,Drug use,Drug References,Alcohol Use,Sexual References,Mental Health