GUTFUL: Bug in the System [Victoria]
GUTFUL: Bug in the System [Victoria]

Event Information


Thursday August 31, 2023
7:00 PM


State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000

Auslan Interpreter/s

Nicole McRae & Leah Collins

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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This event is co-presented by State Library Victoria and APHIDS, as part of Now or Never.

Did you know the world’s first computer bug was a moth trapped in a computer? Or that insects could be a key ingredient in lessening the environmental effects of human consumption? Part-performance lecture, part-intervention, part-snack pack, this event looks at bugs, food, technology and breakdowns in popular culture.

Prepare for a dynamic experience created by experimental arts collective APHIDS and creative food studio Long Prawn featuring crickets, millennium bugs and sneaky robot waiters. Drawing from the State Library Victoria archives, GUTFUL asks the question: is it a bug or is it a feature?

An event that liberates the food-free zone of the State Library Victoria with waste-combating chef Furrmien, performance artist and researcher Catherine Ryan, dance artist Sarah Aiken, design by Quiggi and proceedings by experimental performer Marcus Ian McKenzie.

The event on Thursday 31 August will be Auslan interpreted.

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