YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal


Directed by Brook Andrew

GABAN (2022) is a posttraumatic play set in an anthropological museum that summons a number of interlinked stories. The performance follows a number of Powerful Objects – based on cultural objects in museum collections – with both traumatic and empowering histories. It reveals new pathways of intersecting histories to challenge prevailing narratives.

A person that is looking down with their lips opened and tears drawn underneath their eyes.

Brook Andrew, GABAN, performer: Aaron Reeder, YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal, installation view, 2022

photo: Laura Fiorio

Past Dates

Paschal Daantos Berry: Dramaturg
Gary Stewart: Editor
Mouna Assali: Videographer
Brook Andrew: Videographer
Cammack Lindsey: Sound
Layana Flachs: Make-Up and Costume
Cherie Schweitzer: Production Manager
Magnus Elias Rosengarten: Stage Manager
Dr Jessica Neath and Cheralyn Lim: Research (Brook Andrew Studio, Melbourne)

Aaron Reeder: MEMORY
Budi Miller: TREE
Kameron Locke: PHOTO
Savanna Morgan: JUDGE
Joni Barnard: MASSACRE
Oumou Aidara: GUILT
Astan Meyer: GUIDE
Mohamed Boujarra: PUBLIC
Céline Rodrigues Monteiro: PUBLIC
Jota Ramos: PUBLIC
Black Pearl: PUBLIC
Marque-Lin: PUBLIC
Mmakgosi Kgabi: WITNESS
Kevin Bonono: MUSEUM

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Additional funding was provided by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Research Council's Special Research Initiative More than a guulany (tree): Aboriginal knowledge Systems at Monash University (SR200201054). GABAN is co-commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, 2022.