Written and directed by David Pledger, artistic director of the company “not yet it's difficult” and made in collaboration with the company, BLOWBACK is agit-prop tele-theatre, part science fiction, part documentary and part absurdist metaphor.
Using the body and video as double agents, not yet it's difficult investigates the dark and violent world of an Australia subject to a new imperial master. BLOWBACK tracks the story of cultural activists who hack into New Australia's joint communications facility. Onto the facility's operating system, they encrypt visual information from a banned Australian soap-opera which the group hopes will incite a popular uprising. Inspired by George Bush's Project For The New American Century, not yet it's difficult crosses technology with flesh, acting with noise, comedy with commotion and critique with innuendo to create a clear and present danger for a future Australia.
The video is a performance recording of the 2004 Melbourne season.
World Premiere: St Kilda Army and Navy Club, Melbourne 2004
Sydney Opera House, Sydney 2006
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