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"The imagery was stunning, every single moment had meaning and really makes me think how disconnected we are from the effects of our wastefulness."

“Haunting and gorgeous"

“Epic” 

(Audience Feedback)

FISHY is Edythe’s latest solo show. It is a mesmerizing dreamlike (turned nightmarish) visual performance that explores the effects plastic pollution has on our oceans and our bodies. This fantastical queer imagining of our future chemical landscape shows life evolving into surreal new forms. Fishy premiered at The Yard’s NEXT Festival and is supported by Arts Council England.

Excerpts of FISHY and early work-in-progresses have shown at The Yard Theatre Live Drafts and First Drafts, Bar Wotever, Steakhouse Live Festival and Apocalypse Wow Festival Humberton Gallery Hull. 


Fishy has been made using Arts Council Funding and with the support of The Yard Theatre and Queen Mary University London.

 

FISHY

 

SOMEONE FISHED A FISH ONCE

AND FOUND 17 BITS OF PLASTIC IN IT

IF YOU CUT ME OPEN

YOU’D FIND PLASTIC IN ME TOO.

AS TIME PASSED THE OCEAN

TURNED (LIKE MY INSIDES) FROM WATER

TO A THICK PLASTIC SOUP.

WITH NO FRESH FOOD BLOATED FISHES

FLOATED TO THE OCEAN’S JELLO SURFACE

WITH THEIR STOMACHS

TURNED UP.

MY STOMACH WAS ACHING.

THE EARTH’S STORMS BECAME CONSTANT.

WINDS WHIPPED THE CONGEALED OCEAN SURFACE

THROWING THE DEAD FISH AND PLASTIC DREGS

UP INTO THE DARK AND WILD SKIES.

 

IN THE DEPTHS BELOW THE UNTAMED, SYNTHETIC WAVES

SOMETHING STIRRED.

I FELT IT

IN MY LOINS.

I FELT IT

CLAWING

INTO THE FUTURE.