Wash Out


Performance / 30 min / Performed by Michelle Mantsio and Clara J:son Borg

Performed at LCI Melbourne and Florence Peal Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Wash Out is a performance that is looking at notions of hygiene. It has an odyssey structure, taking off with ideas around a cleaner’s visual interaction with space and their material knowledge in relation to 

maintenance of the space. 

The performance further investigates notions of western chorographical concepts of maintenance of the human body and how to keep it from getting sick. A story with supporting images material is then told. Its narrative surrounds a flooding of a car and the bacteria growing in it as a consequence. This is followed by an arm to mouth choreography which gets performed as it is the most dangerous movement concerning germ transportation on the human body. The work ends with a movement score exploring ideas around rhythm according to Greek mythology.