MANTLE takes its audience into a sustained blackout and transports them to the centre of the Earth’s core. As the lights fade-up incrementally on a series of striking live images, the audience are guided back from the centre of the Earth to reach the surface.Working in low light, MANTLE harnesses a playful confluence of memory, imagination and suggestion.
The “mantle” is the bulk of the Earth’s mass. It’s where the heat is. It’s the furnace of change that drives you onwards. Geology calls up a sense of the ancient, it invites us to feel tiny within the abyss of time. MANTLE engages with the science and stories of geology and with metaphors of surfacing.
Photo: Heidrun Lohr
by My Darling Patricia
Co-creators Halcyon Macleod (writing & narration)
and Clare Britton (images).
Lighting design: Matt Marshall
Composition and sound design: Jack Prest
Performance & choreography: Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal
Dramaturg & script editor: Janice Muller
Artistic consultants: Alice Osborne and Chris Ryan
Produced for My Darling Patricia by Marguerite Pepper
Thanks to Elizabeth Ryan, Chris Twynman, Robyn Backen and Annemaree Dalziel
Supported and co-presented by Campbelltown Arts Centre