AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE | Liveworks 2017

Performance Space, Museum Applied Arts and Sciences and Carriageworks are thrilled to present Agatha Gothe-Snape's work as part of the 2017 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art


Commissioned by Performance Space, Performa and the Keir Foundation for the 2015 Performa Biennial (New York), RHETORICAL CHORUS (LW) was inspired by Agatha Gothe-Snape’s chance encounter with legendary conceptual artist Lawrence Wiener and explores the role of the physical body in transmitting and receiving knowledge.

RHETORICAL CHORUS (LW) combines a large-scale, multi-channel PowerPoint presentation with a choir of experimental vocalists and several guest performers. This multi-sensory performance compresses, reconfigures and explodes fragments of archival material to combust the mythologies and rhetoric that surround the figure of the heroic twentieth-century male artist.




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Presented in 2017 by

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