The Power of the Holy Spirit at Melbourne Fringe Festival

Published by: Harriet Gillies and Jadzea Allen | 12-Sep-2019
A new experimental solo performance by Harriet Gillies, exploring the control we do and do not have over our URL identities in a post-truth world. Expect a ted-talk on acid, a performative lecture on mushrooms, storytelling whilst popping nangs.
Venue: Fringe Hub: Trades Hall - Old Council Chambers
Address: Fringe Hub: Trades Hall - Old Council Chambers Cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts Carlton 3053 AUSTRALIA
Date: Thursday 12th September - Friday the 20th September
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket: $20-24.50
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Join Harriet down a rabbit hole that begins as a rational exploration of the nuanced and complicated ways our identities and politics are manifested on the internet, but will probably end with her getting naked and putting something up her bum (in a really arty and compelling way).

"The Power of the Holy Spirit" is a book written by some people called George and Harriet Gillies. George Gillies is a retired Wall Street executive who, along with his wife Harriet, received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. After thirty-five years in the business world, they conducted thorough and systematic research to provide background information about how you may obtain the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. When Harriet Gillies, (the artist) googles her name this is one of the primary search results. Gillies will use this book as one layer in a dense collage of styles and sources to weave a tapestry of hilariously absurd, beautiful, and paradoxical gestures, images and language.

Warning: Contains strobe lighting, full frontal nudity, strong coarse language, both sudden and sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Drug use,Drug References,Alcohol Use,Misogyny,Sexual References,Death

Created and Performed by Harriet Gillies
Dramaturg - Lucas Jervies
Screen and Media Designer - Xanthe Dobbie
Producer - Jadzea Allen


Praise for previous work:

"Thought-provoking, utterly madcap and hilariously quirky." Canberra Times

"brings strongly considered chaos to the stage" ArtsHub

"...The result was a kind of Ionescu via autocorrect ... with an absurd internal logic of its own". The Age

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