madeleine flynn and tim humphrey


Pivot. A new work commissioned by Melbourne Fringe and City of Melbourne. September 2017.

A field of semi-intelligent seesaws await you.

Consider this an invitation to join a conversation. Pivot is a playground for anyone adult enough to want to engage with ideas and passions that may be different to their own. We ask you to be patient with Pivot, as with each other. Enjoy the rare opportunity to ride in the field of see saws. They are an endangered piece of equipment, much like the dwindling opportunities more generally in contemporary society to resolve our differences through the peaceful means of dialogue.

Maybe you can rejoice in the safe absurdity of a see saw ride, while our democracy teeters towards dangerous farce.Even as you ride, speak, listen, maybe ride again, and perhaps leave, remember that Pivot is programmed to consider all words it hears, and is reflecting your own views, and the views of many others. We hope that you can initiate your own personal dialogue as a tonic for a strengthened empathy towards others.