IF YOU CAN LEARN TO FAKE AUTHENTICITY YOU'VE GOT IT MADE Comes to FELTspace Gallery
A live performance in the shop-front window of FELTspace Gallery
If You Can Learn To Fake Authenticity You've Got It Made is a live performance by Rebecca Meston being held in the shop-front window of FELTspace Gallery on Friday, 25 May and 1 June.
Do you lie when you're online? A little bit? A big bit? Be honest. More importantly, how much do you believe what others are telling you?
If You Can Learn To Fake Authenticity explores what life is really like behind the smiling face of your online persona. The show asks its audience, on the other side of the glass, what does authentic even look like in this brave new world, and if it was given to you, could you handle it?
Conceived and written by Rebecca Meston, in collaboration with Meg Wilson, Hew Parham and Natalia Sledz, the story will incorporate durational performance, dance, fantasy sequences, stories of loneliness and our innate, animal desire to connect.
"Everyone from your best friend or that acquaintance of eight years ago, to celebrities, big corporations, not-for-profits, brands, your mortgage broker, Malcolm Turnbull, are wanting you to believe just how real they are, how personable, reachable, human," Rebecca explains.
"Are you so used to the lies and the performance of truth and hashtag blessed, that you don't even know or care anymore what's real and what's a total fabrication? You just scroll on by?"
This story will be told via a durational, three-hour performance. Over that period the characters will start descending: cracks will appear, fabrication will become more and more grotesque, clown-like, but also Black Mirror-esque.
You are welcome to come for 3 minutes, or 3 hours, be a voyeur or a stalker, this work has been made precisely for the right here, right now.
IF YOU CAN LEARN TO FAKE AUTHENTICITY YOU'VE GOT IT MADE
Friday, 25 May and Friday, 1 June 7 - 10pm
FELTspace Gallery 12 Compton St, Adelaide
For more information visit: www.feltspace.org/exhibitions-upcoming/