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What if Bowie married the Pope? What if dinosaurs learned the art of taking the perfect selfie?

Arachnid is mixed up and messed up; an inverted exploration of the paradise of grief. Our character, Junior, is three versions of a person: one that exists in loops, another in the folds of family, and a third, stranger division, made mobile by poetry. Arachnid is an audio visual adventure slash cartoon portrait of ordinary reality which abstracts the interior film strip of self-hood and makes space for a distinctive voice to experiment with space, sound and subject.

Embracing the melancholy and humour of inescapable realities, Arachnid asks: how do you find yourself, in a world where everything exterior appears to propel you toward different identities and varied parameters of control?

Arachnid is a poetry-pulp pop-mirage of sweaty self-realisation that experiments with form and reconfigures the anatomy of a queer journey. The show is a character smoothie. A long run into the night. An imaginary friend. The intersection of self through split personality. Fear of spiders. Too many legs. Too many funerals.

Performed by Ella Prince
Directed by Sarah Hadley
Presented by Sotto Theatre Co

“Remarkable Ella Prince” Time Out Sydney

“Ella Prince’s performance as ‘Girl’… is an absolute tour de force.” Jason Blake on Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

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