Monthly Archives: January 2021

THANK YOU FOR HOLDING/ Carriageworks/ Sydney Festival 2021

A non-linear cinematic film.

Now and then, co-performer Wawn leaves the raft to write numbers, out of order, on the pillars along the space. At other times, Havelock Stevens disappears—sometimes with a thunderous crash and a sudden cut, and sometimes more quietly as she moves behind a pillar—only to reappear somewhere else.

These constant disappearances suggest portals, and the existence other worlds somewhere out there. Sunlight streams in through the windows. The reflections of passing trains sometimes dance across their glass. Yet the focus of Thank You For Holding is firmly introverted—on the feeling of anxiety and uncertainty, and that slow-building pressure in the body – Jane O’Sullivan, 2021