MOSQUITO NIGHT takes as its starting point the days leading up to August 20th 1897, known as Mosquito Day, when poet-scientist Ronald Ross found proof that malaria is transmitted by a parasite carried in the mosquito gut.

The darkly humorous performance combined a choral song cycle, a scientific lecture, extracts from Ross’s scientific and poetic notebooks and original text by Christine Watkins. In performance, Ross’s own multi-layered exploration process was extended forward into an overview of the contemporary struggle against malaria.

MOSQUITO NIGHT was performed by Christine Watkins, Angela Priestman and The Voice Squad, on a floorscape designed by Emily Campbell. Outside performance times the floorscape was accompanied by a soundpiece by Richard Urbanski and could be visited as an installation.



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