ABOUT NATURAL ORDER
Who or what determines our lot in life?
How do we get to where we are?
Is it all a consequence of the choices we make?
Or is it determined by something bigger than us … Fate? God? The Universe?
Natural Order is a multi-artform performance installation (2019) work by Milk Crate Theatre, where individual effort and universal law collide. We examine how much is actually up to us, the systems that keep us 'in our place', and why the human right to dignified security is still so far out of reach for some of us despite repeated and exerted effort. How do we challenge this? What are the real consequences of resistance? Can we ever really get past where we are today or are we destined to be tied to a natural world order?
Weaving together the concerns and explorations of people with lived experience of homelessness, Natural Order cross-examines the personal, political, and philosophical. An immersive installation experience comprising live performance, film, visual art, sound and movement. Natural Order was creatively led by Artistic Director Margot Politis and facilitated by some of Sydney's most exciting and dynamic contemporary arts practitioners.
The work was presented in a non-traditional performance space, allowing audiences to travel among the work. Natural Order was presented as part of Homelessness Week in August 2019, held at Petersham Town Hall, Sydney.