Sunday, February 04, 2007

A Cage Opera: sorry for the late notice

I'm sorry about the last-minuteness of this post, but if you're sitting around in Canberra reading blogs and wondering what to do with the rest of your afternoon, get thee hence to the Canberra Museum and Gallery at 3pm, to that glass box bit on the public square side, and watch a performance of A Cage Opera.

A Cage Opera: White

I'd like to blog about this further down the track (when I can muster myself out of the wurty phase I'm in right now) but for now I'll just say that it's pretty special. It's installation and performance art by Hanna Hoyne and Anna Simic.

Open until 24 March, there are only three performances. One was yesterday, the other is today at 3pm, and the last is a closing performance on the 24th. In between viewers will see the costumes and set pieces and view video footage created for the space.


Exploring notions and archetypes of femininity, Hanna designs and makes the costumes and set pieces specifically for Anna, who then wears and uses them for her site-specific performances. I will insert some images from the actual performance from yesterday when my camera batteries have recharged / Flickr comes back from 'having a massage' (bloody trendy tech-speak).

For now I'll just post this, in the hope that it can motivate maybe anyone who wants to see something a little unusual to perk up their day...

UPDATE: Photos of the performance last Saturday at my flickr site.


Mummy/Crit said...

Ah bugger. For those of us reading this at 7pm and wondering what to do with the rest of the day, it is too late. Oh well. Also explains why Mikelangelo was in town I guess...I look foward to seeing your images from yesterday.

Anonymous said...

When I read the title, I thought, 'I didn't know John Cage had written an opera!'

Then when I read on a bit, I thought, 'Oh no, this is a musical protest piece about David Hicks - that's what the 'cage' is all about'.

Then my eye passed over the thing about batteries, and I dyslexically read that in conjunction with the weird (but nice) costumes, and thought, 'No, no, it's about battery and cage hens.'

Interesting review, though. Sorry I'm not there to see it!

PS I have another zine out, and though I'm hesitant to load you up with superfluous material, if you would like a copy, just let me know!

Ampersand Duck said...

Well, we should make a point of going to the final performance, Crit.

And Tim, please make me a regular recipient! I'm ALWAYS interested. My funny little zine-y thing is slowly happening; lots of other things keep getting in the way...

TimT said...

Oops, I should probably have replied to this before. Your copy is already packaged up, ready for delivery tomorrow!