Aphids is a company based in Melbourne that makes performance and media works. www.aphids.net

From 2012-2015 I have been an Artistic Associate at Aphids. I have been involved in the development of the performance works Fun Run, Gameshow, The Family Show and Forever Now. I also co-managed (with Elizabeth Dunn) the Aphids mentoring and secondments program called Supermassive.




It provoked all sorts of thoughts about the modes of disembodied communication we engage in now—televisual, internet—how trust and agency are still called upon and how intense and liberating is the sense of touch. There were moments of alienation, boredom, confusion, anticipation, humour and the ending was surprisingly tender. I didn’t want to leave
Fiona McGregor, Realtime 101

Those given the active roles are watching themselves at a distance while playing out each scene, and it’s a profoundly giddy experience. If the pleasures of classical cinema are of the voyeuristic kind, giving the passive viewer a sense of power over what is depicted on screen, this dynamic is up-ended when the gaze is directed back on itself. John Bailey, Realtime 105

Performance History

2010 – Development at Liveworks, Performance Space Sydney

2011 – Premiere season at Arts House, Melbourne

2012 – Mobile States national tour, Performing Lines
Tour of Brisbane (Powerhouse), Sydney (Performance Space), Darwin (Browns Mart/Darwin Festival), Hobart (Salamanca Arts Centre) and Perth (PICA)

Creative Team
Creators – Martyn Coutts, Elizabeth Dunn, Tristan Meecham, Lara Thoms, Willoh S. Weiland.

Sound Artist – Alan Nguyen

Nomination for a Hybrid and Alternative Performance Green Room Award 2011.