MK-Alpha

Proudly Celebrating the International Year of Exploitative Corporate Colonialism

2017

     MAJOR WORKS     

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   MK-ALPHA + DOPPELGANGSTER + KINGSXTHEATRE PRESENT   

Puntila/Matti

BY DOPPELGANGSTER
Sep 22-Oct 14, 2017
KingsXTheatre, Sydney

An epic corporate comedy feat. DOPPELGANGSTER UK/AUS (Dr Tom Payne + Tobias Manderson-Galvin) as heavy-drinking British billionaire Jack Puntila, and his devoted man servant or maybe just an uber driver who hasn’t closed the ride yet, Matti Flint.

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   MK-ALPHA + PROVOCARE + BONDI FEAST
+ DOPPELGANGSTER + UNOFFICIAL KERITH FAN CLUB PRESENT   

The Eternity of the World (parts missing)

BY KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN
+ TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
Jul 20 – 30, 2017
Sydney + Melbourne

Two siblings, and an unrelated audience stand in a gallery. The Eternity… is a black mass, a misremembering, and a disappearance act. A ritual, a meditation, and a metaphysical operation.

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   MK-ALPHA in association with
DOPPELGANGSTER + ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE PRESENT   

Everybody Loses

The Death Diary of Karl Patterson Schmidt
BYDOPPELGANGSTER
Nov 23, 2017
Abersytwyth, UK

EVERYBODY LOSES is a performance of a death by snake bite. In this one man show Doppelgangster’s Dr Tom Payne informs his audience that phone signals have been blocked, the doors locked, he’s shooting up venom, and nobody is leaving until he knows what it is to die.

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   MK-ALPHA + DOPPELGANGSTER
IN ASSOCIATION WITH KXT BAKEHOUSE
PRESENT   

A Death Sentence

BY DOPPELGANGSTER
Oct 14, 2017
Kings Cross Theatre, Sydney

MKA + Doppelgangster present a non-stop, eight-hour pre-execution final statement. A durational performance featuring Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Grace Lauer, Dr Tom Payne, Ruby Donohoe, Kerith Manderson-Galvin, and guests.

It’s one hundred years to the day since Mata Hari’s execution by firing squad. 63 years since ‘The Desert Fox’ chose cyanide over a public treason trial. Two years since Licho Escamilla was murdered by the state of Texas. It’s about 8 months since an ex-lover sent me a message saying never to text again or the police would be called. 11 years since I was fired from my first job for calling ‘A Current Affair’. It’s almost the last day we have left…

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     OPERATIONS     

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   MK-ALPHA + LUME + WE NEVER SLEEP
+ MELBOURNE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
PRESENT   

Art Vs Science: The Future of Food

BY VERONICA FIL, NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF, TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN, SHAUN QUADE, AND LUME STAFF
April, 2017
Lûmé, Melbourne

Technology is advancing at a savage velocity ― but how will that affect the future of food? To help answer that question, we invited the completely fictional Professor Hans Edelmen from the equally fantastic Prague Institute of Culinary Technology ― and several members of his wholly unbelievable research team ― to work alongside Lûmé’s kitchen creatives in a one-off, multisensory dining event as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in April.

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   MK-ALPHA + LUME + WE NEVER SLEEP
+ NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE
PRESENT   

The New

BY VERONICA FIL, TOBIAS + KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN, & SHAUN QUADE
21 Feb, 2017
Lûmé, Melbourne

The teams from MK-Alpha, WeNeverSleep, folk rockers Burnt Letters, and Lûmé’s kitchen creatives take you forward in a one-off, multi-sensory dining event. Sound, light, taste, smell, and your own desires shape this event – including the perfumed, take anti-memory book, full of recipes, poetry, and photography.

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   MK-ALPHA + LUME + WE NEVER SLEEP
PRESENT   

Great Australian Road Trip

BY NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF, SHAUN QUADE,
TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN & VERONICA FIL
ongoing, 2017
Lûmé, Melbourne

Imagine you could experience every corner of our culinary landscape all in one night? We don’t just mean eating food from that local area – we mean feeling, seeing, touching and hearing it too. A total immersion of the senses. Hitchhiking with Lûmé you’re sure to deviate off the beaten trail, so come prepared! This is no Contiki trip… There’s more to food than taste alone.

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THE EVELYN + J A Z Z P A R T Y PRESENT   

J A Z Z P A R T Y ~ Twin Peaks Eve

FEAT. THE COWBOYS, MOJO JUJU,  RUBY JONES,
MK-ALPHA THEATRE, UNOFFICIAL KERITH FAN CLUB
May 20, 2017
The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne

On the cusp of David Lynch revisiting his television masterwork, ‘Twin Peaks’, Melbourne’s own mind blowing & undefinable
J A Z Z P A R T Y will take you back to an eerie place where everyone knows everyone and nothing is as it seems.

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PASSIONFRUIT ~ THE SENSUALITY SHOP PRESENT   

Saint Valentine’s

FEAT. CHANELLE ROGERS
Feb, 2017
Passionfruit, Melbourne

It’s only a paper moon, but if you believe it then for one night only Passionfruit transforms into a starry sky.

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The Industry

BY BEN ELY + TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
SUPPORTED BY DAREBIN SPEAKEASY, & ARTSHOUSE CULTURE LAB   

The Emu War or The Great Emu War

BY DOPPELGANGSTER
(DR TOM PAYNE + TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN)
SUPPORTED BY ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE

The Fly, (1986 Film)

BY KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN
SUPPORTED BY MKA RICHMOND

Burke&Wills: The Inland Sea

BY TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN + NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF
SUPPORTED BY MKA RICHMOND

Burke&Wills 2: Mount Hopeless

BY TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN + NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF
SUPPORTED BY MKA RICHMOND

Burke&Wills 3: Procession

BY TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN + NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF
SUPPORTED BY MKA RICHMOND