Time 25 May, 5:00pm AEST
Commissioned by Metro Arts
BREAKING by Counterpilot is a new livestream performance work channeling our relationship to global tragedy amidst 24-hour news cycles and our doom scrolling fixations. Unrehearsed guest performers are enrolled as remote news anchors, following instructions from an automated teleprompter system to deliver a series of grim news bulletins that grow in absurdity and turmoil. The bulletins are scripted with the game of performance in mind. Laced with dark comedy, they toy with the impossibility of authenticity, but also glimpse notes of inexpressible pain. The irredeemable darkness of our times is touched on, but only to be mishandled in the most human of manners.