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AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY
OPERA CO at
NO VACANCY


featuring
Shauntai Batzke
Emily Burke
Heather Fletcher 
Christopher Hillier
Caitlin Toohey
Saffrey Brown
Genevieve Droppert
Alexandra Amerides
Callum Warrender
Bailey Montgomerie
Daniel Felton

 

VIDEO INSTALLATION 
SEPT 1 - SEPT 4, 2022
BOOK TICKETS

NO VACANCY GALLERY
Jane Bell Lane
QV (off Russell Street)

If an opera singer performs to camera, and it's not streamed into your lounge room, did they really perform?

Introducing 'FRACTURED SUBLIME' — a projected video installation at No Vacancy Gallery

 

Devised as a timely comment on the fractured nature of performing arts in the midst of rampant illness, economic uncertainty, lack of [zero] public funding and staff shortages, FRACTURED SUBLIME features eleven exceptional Australian opera singers performing universally acclaimed ‘sublime’ music (Mozart, Händel, Beethoven et.al.) to camera. This installation offers a unique hybrid between online and onstage performance for people to come together in a shared experience of wonder and artistry. 

FRACTURED SUBLIME will be presented as a video art installation via large projection in the gallery space. Attendees will be able to prop on gallery style benches or move around the space, engaging with the performance on their own terms. No Vacancy Gallery has an onsite café.

LINDA THOMPSON, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:

"Opera is an art form that traditionally derives its emotional and visceral power from the singular effect of vibrations passed from one human to another.  Separation via a screen undoubtedly changes the experience, but at the same time, enables us to draw focus to the emotional exchange from close up eye contact between performer and viewer."

Taking that face-to-face contact one step further will be a 'hot seat’, where an audience member will be invited to sit in front of a camera to be both viewer and viewed. A kind of silent, solo Gogglebox. Random live pop-up performances (unannounced and unscheduled) will also take place across performances.

 

Please note, not every session will include a live performance.

CREATIVE DIRECTION

Director: Linda Thompson

Soundtrack/Arranger: Alvaro Ardila

Video Editor: Greta Nash

11 exceptional Australian opera singers

Universally-acclaimed 'sublime' music

by

Mozart, Händel, Beethoven and others

'HOT SEAT'

Sit in our designated 'hot seat' and be both viewer and viewed - our camera will capture your face and project your real-time reactions for all to see. (first come, first served basis)

POP-UPs

live performances (unscheduled and un-promised - blame CoVID and the Flu)

BOOKINGS

Tickets:

$22 - Adults
$17 - Concession
(Under 21 - Free - 10 tickets available per show)


Each session runs for 30-40 mins, starting on the hour. 
Capped capacity.

 
Sunday, September 4