A SUFFOCATING CHOKING FEELING
A Suffocating Choking Feeling is a subversive interrogation of truth in the age of social media inspired by Australian wellness influencer and cancer “survivor” Belle Gibson.
Living day to day, not knowing if tomorrow will come, Simone Hamilton is overcoming the odds. Rising star singer and influencer, her followers have witnessed it all.
None of it is her story... But does this mean it’s not true?
A Suffocating Choking Feeling is a subversive interrogation of truth, inspired by Australian wellness influencer and cancer “survivor” Belle Gibson. Using social media experiments and LIVE performance via Zoom, Simone explores influencer culture and our dangerous obsession with crafting “authentic” versions of our lives.
Creator & Performer Simone French
Dramaturgy & Videography Tom Halls
2020: Melbourne Digital Fringe Festival - Digital Experiment - Nominated for Best Theatre Award
2020: Scratch at Cambridge Junction - First Manoeuvres
2019: Scratch at Pleasance London
2019: Scratch for Barrel Organ LIVE
2019: Scratch at Camden People’s Theatre - CRAVE Festival
"The most striking section implicates the audience in the star’s downfall through a live chat Q&A, before twisting to consider charlatanry in the context
of artistic research and funding." ⭐️⭐️⭐️