LIVEWORKS 2017 | THE SECOND WOMAN

PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE

FRI 20 OCT, 6PM — SAT 21 OCT, 6PM

 

In an epic feat of endurance, Nat Randall performs a single scene inspired by John Cassavetes’ 1977 film Opening Night, on repeat for 24 continuous hours. Starring opposite Randall are 100 different men who range in age, background and acting ability. Each scene is captured on camera and projected live alongside the staged performance. Through the repetition of this intimate encounter, The Second Woman explores the complex interplay between identity, performance, gender, emotion, cinema and reality.

Premiering at Melbourne’s Next Wave Festival last year, The Second Woman was named as one of Guardian Australia’s “10 most groundbreaking shows by women” in 2016. This enthralling performance and cinematic experience—coming to Sydney for the first time—is not to be missed.

 

Concept and Performance
Nat Randall

Script and Direction
Anna Breckon & Nat Randall

Video Direction
E.O. Gill & Anna Breckon

Lighting Design
Amber Silk

Sound Composition
Nina Buchanan

Set Design
FUTURE METHOD STUDIO

Hair and Makeup
Sophie Roberts

Camera Operation
E.O. Gill

Participant Coordination
Jade Muratore

 

The Second Woman may contain nudity, adult themes and coarse language. Recommended for ages 13+. Durational performance of 24 hours. You may come and go as you please across the 24hrs, re-entry dependent upon capacity. 12pm-2pm AUSLAN interpretation available. See our accessibility page for more information. The Second Woman was originally developed for Next Wave Festival 2016.

 

 

  • LIVEWORKS CONVERSATIONS

     

    NAT RANDALL, ANNA BRECKON AND E.O. GILL IN CONVERSATION WITH LAUREN CARROL HARRIS
    SUN 29 OCT, 5:00 – 6:00PM

     

    Lauren Carroll Harris is a researcher, writer and artist with extensive expertise in the intersection of film, performance and visual art. Hear Lauren in conversation with The Second Woman artists Nat Randall, Anna Breckon and E.O. Gill, discussing prominent themes of feminism, contemporary culture, women’s melodrama, romance, queer performance and female domesticity.

     

  • Image: Nat Randall and collaborators, The Second Woman (video still) Dark Mofo, 2017, image courtesy of the artists

     

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