West Australian artist Marijke Loosjes presents an honest and raw depiction of the various stages of grief and the steps taken in attempt to heal. Through an array of conceptual performance pieces and visual artwork, references are made to William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning and various mourning practices with a strong focus on those of the Victorian era. Exploring the mental state of one's mind amidst grieving, Loosjes shares the detrimental rituals that ultimately inhibit the healing process. DROWNING is an intimate and beautifully cathartic experience for both the artist and the audience.

Stage One - To accept the reality of the loss.

Stage Two - To work through the pain of grief.

Stage Three - To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing.

Stage Four - To find an enduring connection with the deceased while embarking on a new life.

DROWNING is presented as part of Peaks 2018, a curated program of emerging visual art and performance organised by Paper Mountain for FRINGE WORLD 2018. Peaks 2018 is proudly sponsored by the City of Perth.

Performed to an original score written for DROWNING by West Australian musician Shaun Ferraloro.

DROWNING was nominated for the Fringe World Visual Arts Award and received a 5 star review from OUTinPerth.
Read the review here.