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Tiny Infinite Deaths

Amber McCartney

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SAT 17 – SUN 18 JUNE

NGV International – Federation Court


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • 75% Visual Rating


  • Standing
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Amber McCartney is a dancer who’s not afraid to wriggle and writhe in the rot. Trust her and let the maggot be your spirit guide.
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Amber McCartney is a dancer who often uses her body’s liquidity to disappear into eerily beautiful, waking nightmares. Her practice incorporates prosthetics, mask-making, film and practical special effects to create augmented, foreign bodies.

For Tiny Infinite Deaths she’s chosen to embody a maggot. As a maggot, she will be your guide to the in-between—the space that exists between death and afterlife.

Her Cronenburg-esque cocoon will be created under a glow provided by celebrated light sculptor Cerith Wyn Evans. Let yourself be beckoned in.

Artistic Team

Creator, Performer | Amber McCartney

Costume Designer | Andrew Treloar

Composer | Makeda Zucco

Producer | Estelle Conley (Lucy Guerin Inc)

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Commissioned by Lucy Guerin Inc for PIECES 2022, in partnership with The Substation.

Image Credits

Tiny Infinite Deaths by Amber McCartney. Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

Tiny Infinite Deaths by Amber McCartney. Video: James Wright

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