Gabriella’s performance making practice is first and foremost concerned with formal experimentation in the attempt of de-stabilising the viewer through productive confusion.
Using theories around failure (J. Halberstam), glitching (L. Russel) and black nihilism to support their inquiries, Gabriella is experimenting with ways to open spaces for momentary relief from colonial modes of being in the world. They instead hope to crack open passageways into bewilderment as perhaps the first step (the first step to nowhere).
A 2019 graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts (Theatre), whilst at university Gabriella was Artistic Director of VCA’s inaugural student-run performance festival 'DISCORD879'. They were also commissioned by the University of Melbourne to develop 'A Journey Through Time’ and worked with Susie Dee for the creative development of her upcoming show ‘On Sledge and Horseback’.
They have co-devised PROJECT OUAHN (2015), FACESWAP (2016) and Feast (2019). In 2020 they were commissioned by Melbourne Fringe to develop short work Barney for Fringe Club at Home and are currently working on a durational performance work nothing is sacred; methods for destruction which will open at BLINDSIDE gallery in late 2021.
They have trained and studied with artists and companies such as SITI Company and Anne Bogart, Belarus Free Theatre, Gob Squad, Bryony Kimmings, and Jack Ferver.