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Someone screaming underwater

Posted: July 23, 2010 by shopfrontcontemporaryarts in fifteen or over
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[interview conducted with Toby Rayment, provided courtesy of Keith Tinney, Sydney Morning Herald]

I remember the sound she was making more than anything else, that’s what I remember.

I was standing on Platform 16 at Central Station waiting for my train home. On the platform opposite there was a group of people standing around one of the benches. There were so many people I couldn’t see what they were looking at.

Some people ran away with a purpose.

It reminded me of the time I saw a car accident, you know, how some people like to take on different roles in an emergency. There was a woman in a power suit and joggers calling someone, the ambulance I guess, on her mobile. Others just stood around and watched with their arms folded. There was a woman with her hands over her mouth and two little kids just stood there staring. People on my platform started asking each other what was going on.

Then I heard the moan.

It was definitely human, but a bit wet, like someone screaming underwater.

The crowd backed away and I think someone vomited off the platform. Through the gaps in the crowd I could see this woman sprawled on the bench. She was rigid and shaking violently and then…completely still.

I ran down the platform and didn’t look back.

Toby Rayment

Interview

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Outbreak

Posted: July 7, 2010 by shopfrontcontemporaryarts in fifteen or over
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All excerpts from “Reconsidering Death: A Brief History of the Zombie Phenomenon” provided courtesy of author Dr. Jeremy Tuckwell. All rights reserved.

…After the H1N1 ‘Swine Flu’ virus swept the globe in 2008 the world was once-again well versed in the potential severity of pandemics. The European economies in particular were the first to feel the ongoing ramifications that such an interruption to the flow of people and capital across and within their borders would cause. Latter, in the wake of the latter global financial crisis cash-strapped governments worldwide were ill-prepared for the most catastrophic virus to strike the human race.

[…]

The virus was first witnessed and identified in poultry farms in New South Wales. In September of 2010 whole farming communities saw chickens, geese and ducks contract a strange disease that sent them into what could only be described as a ferocious rage. The infected livestock exhibited few signs of illness except a slight fever and disconcerting lethargy before they suddenly attacked and ate their fellow fowl. Except for a murderous rage and voracious hunger for flesh they possessed no instincts for self-preservation.

When these animals were inspected by scientists their respiratory, circulatory, and neural processes had completely stopped. Hasty cell tests made at the time indicated, however, that some kind of metabolic function was perhaps present.

All conventional forms of sedation proved ineffective against the animals that were technically dead…

The Zombie Way

Posted: July 3, 2010 by shopfrontcontemporaryarts in fifteen or over
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There is a place in hell for me and my friends

Posted: June 18, 2010 by shopfrontcontemporaryarts in fifteen or over
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All that we hope is, when we go

Our skin and our blood and our bones

Don’t get in your way, making you ill

The way they did when we lived.

Morrissey

There is a place in hell for me and my friends

A little something to begin…

Posted: June 2, 2010 by shopfrontcontemporaryarts in fifteen or over

The second iteration of our zombie two-minute zombie teaser.

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