Arts House, Melbourne (Australia)
July 27, 28, 29, 2017
In a near-trancelike barrage of music, text, physicality and imagery, artist Nástio Mosquito charismatically unpacks the good and the bad of what we ‘take’ as we create identities, maintain relationships and gain power. From Wall Street hubris to downloading songs, from guilt to entitlement, Respectable Thief delivers an urgent and seductive demand: that we decide what’s important, what to follow, what to focus on and what to complete. Respectable Thief straddles the epic, the intimate, the banal and the visceral – provoking, coaxing and celebrating the power of questioning and the productive eloquence of anger.