Sex and Death

Sex and Death invites you to reflect on life, death and what happens in between. Part-date, part-photoshoot, it’s a chance to ask the big questions to someone a little older and wiser, and to consider the experience of yourself changing through time. Through playful and provocative encounters, this work explores how time shapes, morphs and ultimately makes us who we were, who we are, and who we will become.

Premiered at Arts House for the Festival of Live Art 2016.

Creative Team

Concept & Direction: Samara Hersch
Photographer & Collaborating Artist: Ponch Hawkes.
Collaborating Artist: Bec Reid
Sound Design: Marco Cher-Gibard Make Up and Stylist: Lou McLaren
Design: Yvette Turnball
Supporting artists: Lucy Hawkes, Sandy Green and Jess Devereux

Featuring performers: Lorna Hannan, Liz Jones, John Flaus, Natalie de Maccas, Delia Bradshaw and Dien Nguyen


Sex and Death on Radio National’s Life Matters podcast

“One of the best live art experiences I have ever had…”
Jane Crawley, Former Manager of Arts and Culture at the Melbourne City Council

Short teaser for Sex and Death

Dinner and Conversation as part of Arts House Supper Club Series 2016