LIVEWORKS 2017 | RHETORICAL CHORUS
PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE, MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES
THURS 19 OCT, 9PM
FRI 20 OCT, 9PM
SAT 21 OCT, 3PM & 9PM
SUN 22 OCT, 7PM
Specially commissioned for New York’s Performa Biennial (2015), Rhetorical Chorus is Agatha Gothe-Snape’s largest and most ambitious performance work to date. Inspired by a chance encounter with the legendary American conceptual artist Lawrence Wiener, Rhetorical Chorus brings together a choir, PowerPoint projection, spoken text and choreography to subtly unravel the myths and methods of the 20th Century male artist.
With guest artists including Brian Fuata, Megan Clune, Lizzie Thomson, Brooke Stamp and the renowned American vocalist and musician Joan La Barbara, Rhetorical Chorus fragments the singular, rhetorical voice, dissolving it into a spectacle of transmission.
This cyclical, mesmeric experience calls into question both the circulation and consumption of knowledge, exposing the shaky foundations on which authority is built.
Composer and Musical Director
Megan Alice Clune
Joan La Barbara
The Left Hand
The Right Hand
Set and Costume Consultant
Rainbow Chan, Eugene Choi, Adam Connelly, Alyx Denison, Sonya Holowell & Marcus Whale
Agatha Gothe-Snape is represented by The Commercial, Sydney
Please note that latecomers will not be admitted. Duration of 60 minutes.
20 October 2017, 9pm – Audio Description available. See our accessibility page for more information.
AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE IN CONVERSATION
WITH ANNEKE JASPERS
SAT 21 OCT, 12:30 – 1:30PM
Join Anneke Jaspers (Curator, Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales) in conversation with Agatha Gothe-Snape to discuss the creation of Gothe-Snape’s ambitious performance Rhetorical Chorus. Themes of collaborative practice, circulation and consumption of knowledge, and the rhetoric surrounding the ‘male genius’ trope in contemporary art all form part of Rhetorical Chorus, providing rich foundations for discussion.
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