Part dystopian sci-fi and part self-help seminar, Subliminal Massage imagines a world almost devoid of touch and speech, in which human connection has transcended the physical and become a purely idealistic, theoretical concept. How might we connect in an time of heightened connectivity but seemingly epidemic disconnection?
Incorporating psychobabble, psychedelia, pseudoscience and pop-cultural detritus, McKenzie weaves his idiosyncratic brand of choreographic, frenetic, stream-of-consciousness prose-poem in the highly anticipated follow up to 2016's HYPERSPIRIT (Nominated - Best Show, Melbourne Fringe Awards).
Please note: this performance will be performed in a gallery context without seating. Audience are more than welcome to stand, lean or sit on the floor. There will be seats available upon request for anyone who needs one – please make a note in the Access section of your booking, or let us know when you arrive at the venue.
Warning: Contains strobe lighting, some nudity, mild coarse language, both sudden and sustained loud noises, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction
"...masterful...The work is a serious achievement and its performance is at times virtuosic... McKenzie demands attention, here and in the future." - John Bailey, RealTime (on HYPERSPIRIT)
"...firmly camped in the allusive maximalism of the postmodern author, sewing together genres including noir, the Gothic, Greek myth... and fable. As much as his role communicates with the spirits of the dead, McKenzie here seems possessed by Ginsberg and Kerouac, the TV mentalists who cold-read mourners and a pantheon of dark and declarative authors running from William Blake to Cormac McCarthy". - John Bailey, RealTime (On HYPERSPIRIT)
"The wit of the performances, both physical and verbal, is riveting... a dark delerium." - Alison Croggon, Witness Performance (On The Temple)