The Eternity
of the World

by Tobias Manderson-Galvin
& Kerith Manderson-Galvin


2017 +

Two siblings, and an unrelated audience stand in a gallery. The Eternity… is a black mass, a misremembering, and a disappearance act. A ritual, a meditation, and a metaphysical operation.


MKA’s Tobias’ and Kerith Manderson-Galvin’s intentions are to contemplate the eternity of the world – the concept has been debated for over a millennia – by philosophers including Aristotle, Philo, Thomas Aquinas – and also reveal their own anecdotal evidence of misremembering, of black mass, and of mass disappearance.


Throughout the work, theories, and narratives – from the Lost City of Atlantis, to ‘the Cruise’ episode of Rockos Modern Life, to childhood stories of the pair – are explained chronologically and by significance, in a steady collection of actions that speculate beyond recognised thought.


Speeches are given, songs are sung, and people disappear.


The Eternity of the World (Parts Missing) is about the start of existence, the permanence of a moment, parallels and conclusions. It’s being held by the difference between what you know, and what is possible.


One Hour, give or take an eternity

“Audacious, chaotic, and brazenly charming.” ★★★★

– ArtsHub

“Nope. No way. Didn’t get it. Didn’t understand it. Can’t review it.

– Sydney Arts Guide

“A Postmodern Masterpiece.’

– The Plus Ones | Sydney

“Y’know, irony and stuff.’ ★★★★

– the alternative gig guide

“I’ve absolutely no idea what happened. Except that it felt good. Very good.’

– The Plus Ones | Melbourne

Performer / Director / Playwright


PROVOCARÉ Festival of the Arts
Anna Pappas Gallery
29 July – 30 July, 2017


Bondi Feast Festival
Bondi Pavilion Gallery
21 July – 22 July, 2017


Concept, Creation, & Performance:
Kerith Manderson-Galvin & Tobias Manderson-Galvin

Dr Tom Payne (UK)

Composition/Sound Design:
Maria Moles + Adam Halliwell

Wilson Liew


The Eternity of the World
is an original production by Theatre MK-Alpha
with Doppelgangster and Unofficial Kerith Fan Club
in association with Chapel Street Precinct’s
Provocare | Winter Arts Festival