[Sheep] is a chapter in an evolving screenplay by the artists, titled All that Heaven Allows, which explores the horror genre and its multiple (dis)-embodiments. The screenplay queerly draws from multiple influences ranging from the melodramatics of German filmmaker Douglas Sirk to Artaudian theater. The work, at its core, examines the kinetics and politics of horror — how it seeps, hides and lingers between speech, body and structure.
The work, first shown in 2022 at Firstdraft in Sydney has undergone several iterations — surreptitiously in keeping with the spirit of the work. Originally scheduled as an audience-led performance installation, it was instead converted into an publicly accessible screenplay, allowing its 10-chapter screenplay to be edited anonymously. In 2023, the artists restaged the work as a multi-media installation with live video equipment, Far From Heaven, which allowed for on-site audience rehearsals.
This new staging at KINGS will exist as a new site-specific installation.
To view the floor sheet click here.
To view Bryan Foong & Angus McGrath’s [Sheep] text, click here.