Two siblings and an unrelated audience stand in a gallery. The Eternity… is a black mass, a misremembering and a disappearance act. A ritual, a meditation and a metaphysical operation.
Tobias’ and Kerith Manderson-Galvins' intentions are to contemplate the eternity of the world – the concept has been debated for over a millennia – by philosophers including Aristotle, Philo, Thomas Aquinas – and also to reveal their own anecdotal evidence of misremembering, of black mass, and of mass disappearance.
Throughout the work, theories, and narratives – from the Lost City of Atlantis, to ‘the Cruise’ episode of Rockos Modern Life, to childhood stories of the pair – are explained chronologically and by significance, in a steady collection of actions that speculate beyond recognised thought.
Speeches are given, songs are sung, and people disappear.
The Eternity of the World (Parts Missing) is about the start of existence, the permanence of a moment, parallels and conclusions. It’s being held by the difference between what you know, and what is possible.
21-22 July 2017 BONDI PAVILION GALLERY, Bondi Feast Festival (Sydney)
29-30 July 2017 ANNA PAPAS GALLERY, Provocare: Festival of the Arts (Melbourne)
Concept, Creation and Performance KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN +
Dramaturgy DR TOM PAYNE
Music MARIA MOLES and ADAM HALLIWELL
Photography WILSON LIEW
A DOPPELGANGSTER production in partnership with THEATRE MK-ALPHA and UNOFFICIAL KERITH FANCLUB. First presented at BONDI PAVILION GALLERY for BONDI FEAST FESTIVAL and ANNA PAPAS GALLERY as part of PROVOCARE: FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. With Thanks to WAVERLY COUNCIL.