I felt the lack of information and representation deeply through her silence, and although upsetting, it’s the plight we often connect with. This work is an attempt at rewriting mine and Krotoa’s history. Krotoa was never given an opportunity to speak her truth, so inevitably, our modern day DM-ing is fractured.
Single channel video installation with flatscreen monitor. Duration 06:13.
Installation views of Slide into my displacement at Arts House, 2022.
Kirsty Marillier is a South African actor and award-winning playwright. She is currently a part of the Emerging Writers Group at Sydney Theatre Company, has been shortlisted for 2022 Griffin Incubator Program and has two original works. Her first work Orange Thrower, had its stage premiere in February 2022 with Griffin Theatre Company and National Theatre of Parramatta. Orange Thrower was the winner of the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting (2022) and the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award (2019). Kirsty’s second play The Zap, was the winner of the 2020 Max Afford Playwrights Award, which was developed with Playwriting Australia and Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Next In Line program. She has been a part of multiple creative programs including Griffin Theatre Company’s Studio Artist Program (2020), Sydney Theatre Company’s Rough Draft Program (2019) and Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Writers Group (2018).
- Installation photos by Jody Haines.