Katherine Lamont | On 11, Jun 2014
The Queensland University of Technologyâ€™s final year acting students illustrated â€˜out of the boxâ€™ thinking as they performed a fascinating interpretation of ‘Mnemonic‘ by Complicite.
The performance opened as two students spoke of synaptic connections within the brain and the science behind stored memories.
The narrators utilised effective audience interaction in order to hold the crowds full attention and provoke personal memories and visions of the spectatorsâ€™ own families.
In addition to strobe lighting and smoke effects, humour was used to introduce the remainder of the cast and reveal two parallel stories.
Using a fragmented narrative, the first tale focused on the distress of both the loss and discovery of loved ones. Meanwhile, the second tale explored the discovery of a 5,000-year-old frozen corpse.
The hardworking-acting students took the audience on a journey of the past and the present while drawing connections between the parallel stories. Memory, imagination and recapturing the past became recurrent themes throughout the performance.
The students delved further than conventional theatre with innovative thinking, making Mnemonic a unique and entertaining experience.
Where: The Loft, Kelvin Grove, Queensland University of Technology
When: 5 to 14 June 2014
How Much: $12.00 to $20.00