THE MOMENT OF DISAPPEARANCE
A sound and video installation tracing the hidden histories of displacement and violence on Australian and international island sites
PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE
THURS 6 – SAT 29 NOV
10AM – 6PM
The Moment of Disappearance is an immersive landscape of sound and video that traces legacies of the Enlightenment to their colonial manifestation in Australia. Large-scale photographic projections of contentious terrains are shrouded with yards of fabric and set to an imposing sound score composed by Cat Hope and performed by the London Improvisers Orchestra.
Visual artist Kate McMillan will beguile Sydney audiences with a remarkable installation that unveils the intertwining histories of imprisonment and banishment linked to island sites of Port Arthur and Wadjemup/Rottnest Island, as well as the Greek island of Pontikonisi. Coupling concealed histories with hidden sound, The Moment of Disappearance is a multi-sensory exploration of an unexamined past and one man’s descent into madness.
London Improvisational Orchestra (recorded)
THE MOMENT OF DISAPPEARANCE: SCORED LIVE
THURS 6 – FRI 7 NOVEMBER
Join Cat Hope and Decibel new music ensemble for a live performance of The Moment of Disappearance’s beguiling score in Bay 19. Feel history reverberate through your bones, as this story of exile, escape and madness is brought to life by the inexorable power of sound.
KATE MCMILLAN ARTIST FLOORTALK
SAT 8 NOVEMBER
Learn more about the story behind Kate McMillan’s stunning installation, The Moment of Disappearance, in this floortalk hosted by Performance Space Curator-at-Large Bec Dean. Hear the dark history of these islands and the experiences surrounding them that inspired this striking work.
NOTATING NOISE MASTERCLASS WITH CAT HOPE
THURS 20 NOV
6:00PM – 8:00PM, $20
Noise music maven Cat Hope will delve into her practice in this exclusive masterclass designed for musicians of all stripes. Cat will explain her methods of noise making, graphic score creation, and discuss strategies for reading and performing new music scores. A must for lovers and performers of noise and drone!
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