The Very Last Dodo combines short film, interactive, outdoor performance and temporary installation. It is a tragic-comic meditation on extinction and loss, featuring two hosts Clementine (Amy Rose) and Mary Celeste (Jenny Sanderson). The audience is brought on a guided bird spotting expedition in search of the very last dodo. The dodo-watchers make use of the bespoke hides from which to view the rare dodo’s mournful mating dance (if lucky!). Observation slips are available to report sightings, which are added to a growing collection of field notes.
Very Last Dodo responds and adapts to its surroundings. The Very Last Dodo was first performed in the home of Jenny Sanderson, using the back garden and under stairs cupboard. It has since been spotted at venues and festivals including
- Shambala Festival
- Grant Bradley Museum
- The Festival of Desperation