OLIVIA KALEB could tell you things that would blow your mind and break your heart if only it weren’t for your insistence that she be positive…
Navi Collaborative and The Dummy: Positivity as a Pacifier
In 2015 Navi made it’s debut in The Auckland Fringe Festival at The Basement Theatre. The Dummy was a multimedia Performance Installation that took a raw look at suicidal depression through the worldview of a young woman named Olivia Kaleb. Conceived by Navi co-founder, Dawn Glover, The Dummy was created to explore how negative the insistence of “positivity” can be and to debate the popular opinion of suicide as purely “selfish act.”
When someone is living in a burning building, how can you fault him or her for choosing to jump out a window instead of suffering the flames?