The Kids Can Get Lost
May 16, 2009
In the vast concrete floodway under the red and yellow stick gateway to Melbourne, some rogue occupational health and safety officers are crash testing the great Australian holiday.
An audience is invited to witness: A Car, A Nuclear Family and a Collapsible Picnic Table dropped into the testing ground. A place that is reminiscent of MTV video clips, Hollywood car chases and disaster movies. Many dangers lay along the road: a flat tyre, deadly wildlife, hitchhiking serial killers, domestic disputes and flash floods. Will the family survive this twisted experiment and succumb to the bureaucratic coercion of occupational health and safety manuals, insurance premiums and risk management guidelines?
I was the sound designer for Spilt Seconds first performance installation The Kids Can Get Lost.