Festival Program

Conversations

Kama Sea-tra: Secrets of Sex in the Sea

Sun 26 Aug, 1pm
Animal Church at 524 Flinders

Beneath the waves is a mad frenzy of lust and deception – enough to shame any soap opera. Author Krissy Kneen is in conversation with aquatic scientist Sheree Marris on this probing exposé of sex among sea creatures.

Update to previously advertised information: this session has moved from Saturday 1 September to Sunday 26 August, and will now be at 1pm.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

8855

Available on Pass

Accessibility

Tickets

Loading

Session Artists

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir Affection and fiction books An Uncertain Grace, Steeplechase, Triptych, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine, and the Thomas Shapcott Award–winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC.

Sheree’s a Marine Biologist and voyeur with a talent for telling hilarious tales of how sea creatures have sex. Beneath the waves is a mad frenzy of lust and deception, enough to shame any soap opera. Think lovers that bite on, detachable penises and the world’s largest synchronised climax. If you think your love life is complicated – you’ll soon thank God you're not a fish.

More sessions like this one

Performance

Recasting the Snake

Fri 31 Aug, 11.30am
Wishlist

Manisha Anjali, David Blissett, Melissa Lucashenko, Carrie Tiffany and Ellen van Neervan launch a passionate defence of nature’s uber-villain.

Performance

Vanitas

Sun 26 Aug, 12pm
Wishlist

Vanitas is an artwork for smartphones and cemeteries that guides you around the historic graves of Melbourne Cemetery through a mysterious app.

Conversations

Eating Animals

Sun 26 Aug, 2.30pm
Wishlist

Adam Liaw discusses and debates vegan cooking with Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse from acclaimed vegan restaurant Smith & Daughters.

Performance

Collected Odysseys: Black Sea

Sat 25 Aug, 10am
Free Wishlist

Engage with The Odyssey as a narrative, a journey, a material book and a process of questioning and telling one’s own story.