The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland

Director Elizabeth A. Povinelli / 2018 / Australia

At the end of the world, only Indigenous people can survive the toxic landscape so the white fellas steal ‘mud children’ to experiment on in the hopes of finding a cure. One such mud child, Aiden now returns to his ancestral lands, where the mermaids were meant to protect him. But the mermaids are being targeted too.

The Mermaids was commissioned by Checkpoint Helsinki, Amsterdam’s Frontier Imaginaries, the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane and Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands.

World Premiere

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