Shell Game

Martyn Coutts

The Spratly Islands are a barren collection of rocks, shoals and reefs in the South China Sea. Historically, little attention has been paid to this uninhabited part of the world, but now several countries with overlapping territorial claims are waking up to their strategic importance.

The geographic ambiguity of these islands has already ensnared international shipping companies, fishermen, mango exports and the odd K-Pop star. It is now a possible geo-political flashpoint.

Shell Game is a personal model for divination into the many possible futures of the Spratly Islands. It provides safety and surety in an uncertain world, placing the user in the centre of the map.

A performance for a single person in a corporate foyer in Melbourne CBD.

November 7-11,  14-18 and 21-22.

Various times.



Monday 7th November - Tuesday 22nd November 2016

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