MORAG COOK DESIGN
Mnemonic

State Theatre of South Australia
Costume design
Director: Adam Cook
Set Designer: Brian Thompson
Created by: Complicite

Mnemonic begins with a lecture by the director who encourages the audience to try to recall past memories. It then tells two parallel stories: in one, a man named Virgil tries to find his girlfriend, Alice, who has run away to Europe to hunt for her long-lost father; the other relates to the discovery of Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,000 year old mummified corpse. Through recurring images and situations the play draws parallels between these stories, focusing on the theme of the role of the imagination in recapturing the past.
photos: Shane Reid