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David Pledger works across media as a performance director, film-maker, choreographer, writer, dramaturg and an instigator and collaborator in new media projects. His work has been presented in Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia in diverse contexts such as theatre and film festivals, art galleries and public spaces. He is the recipient of the Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award, the Kenneth Myer Performing Arts Medal, a Churchill Fellowship and numerous production and travel grants from foreign affairs, performing arts and film commissioning agencies. He has received a number of overseas appointments including Visiting Professor at the Korean National University of Arts (1994, 1997), Workshop Leader at the International TeaterTreffen of the Berlin Theatre Festival (1995,1999), and, most recently, Artist-in-Residence at the Centre for Media and Art (ZKM) in Germany. David is the founding artistic director and producer of the award-winning hybrid art performance group, not yet it's difficult. Established in 1995
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'K' follows the story of a man who has been detained at a routine security check in an unspecified public space. The performance traces his increasingly violent detention interview under the gaze of a globalised media system. As The Man's resistance erodes, the relationship between the detention culture and the media becomes tighter. Gradually, The Man is absorbed into this televised prison-of-the-mind as a celebrity advertising the merits of Democracy as the New Commodity.
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75 min Drama, new media performance, mixed media
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