Melbourne Fashion Festival | MICO.22


An Immersive Durational Runway Performance featuring Sustainable Fashion Label REMUSE in partnership with The Social Studio and Simbiotic.Vision taking place at Next Wave Brunswick Mechanics Institute

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land upon which our production will respectfully take place, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Held at Next Wave Brunswick Mechanic Institute in collaboration with retail partner The Social Studio and projection artist Simbiotic.Vision, we present to you the fourth instalment of PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Arts production, MICO.22, an immersive presentation paying homage to the funghi kingdom as its role as nature’s recyclers. Taking place on Friday March 4th, 2022 at 7:00pm within the theatre space of Next Wave Brunswick Mechanics Institute, MICO.22 returns as a durational, multisensory performance exploring circularity in kinetic ways.

As a continuation of this series, this year’s production will focus on zero-waste fabric techniques including quilted scrap meterage and recycled fibre textiles with design lines, cuts and shapes informed by the mushroom kingdom. These fabric pieces were created in part during Moreland City Council supported residency Making Space at SiteWorks.

Performances will include a durational soundscape show created and performed by local band BUMPY, improvisational movement by independent dance artists, a central installation created with musician and biodiversity prop creator, Abbey Howlett, and immersive runway movement from models moving throughout the band and installation, featuring REMUSE’s Autumnal Equinox collection and immersive visuals and production curated by Simbiotic.Vision. The complete collection will then be available for purchase via our retail partner The Social Studio at their Collingwood Yards boutique.

Through textile, sonic, and projection biomimicry of the mushroom kingdom, we aim to submerge a select live audience into the world of funghi, reuse, endings and new life.

Complimentary vegan and gluten free mushroom catering will be provided by local caterer, sogobri.

Limited live seating and livestream ticketing will be available via Eventbrite. All guests attending the live presentation must be fully vaccinated, wear a face mask indoors, and be able to provide a certificate of vaccination, according to Victorian health regulations.



For more information, please contact:

Tamara Leacock

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