Theatre Kantanka with Ensemble Offspring
1-5 Nov 2011
Performance Space at Carriageworks
Bargain Garden is a toxic nightmare, in all the pretty colours of the rainbow. An immersive, multi-sensory performance installation, inspired by the thousands of bargain stores and two-dollar shops that multiply across our cities, Bargain Garden takes the temperature of the fever of mass consumerism that drives our society.
From Theatre Kantanka (Missing the Bus to David Jones) and award-winning contemporary music collective Ensemble Offspring, Bargain Garden fuses performance, live music, kinetic sculptures and multimedia installation. Bargain Garden invites us to experience both the rush and aftermath of our bargain-crazy, shopping-mad culture and lifestyle.
Artists: Claire Edwards, Carlos Gomes, Heidrun Löhr, Katia Molino, Rodney Nash, Jason Noble, Teik-Kim Pok, Damien Ricketson, Justin Shoulder, Kym Vercoe, Nick Wishart and Mirabelle Wouters.