LIVEWORKS 2017 | RHETORICAL CHORUS


PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE, MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES AND CARRIAGEWORKS

THURS 19 OCT, 9PM
FRI 20 OCT, 9PM
SAT 21 OCT, 3PM & 9PM
SUN 22 OCT, 7PM

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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.


Lead Artist

Agatha Gothe-Snape

Composer and Musical Director
Megan Alice Clune

Prologue
Brian Fuata

Transmitter
Joan La Barbara

The Left Hand
Brooke Stamp

The Right Hand
Lizzie Thomson

Dramaturg
Sarah Rodigari

Set and Costume Consultant
Anna McMahon

Sound Designer
Benjamin Carey

Vocalists
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.

 

 

  • LIVEWORKS CONVERSATIONS

     

    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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    The audio description for this event has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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