Friday, 3 August, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Melbourne Art Fair, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Phillip Adams BalletLab presents Metamorphosen a performance installation for Melbourne Art Fair.
This performance installation is a response to composer Richard Strauss Metamorphosen (1945). Adams situates a continues rolling of body bags arriving one after the other onto a giant 18m inflatable designed by artist David Cross. Described as a Mondrian pop art grave yard of dripping paints the body bags roll continuously in long drawn out adagio representation of grief and trauma but of great upheaval in response to romantic musical climaxes in the score. The interruption of a catapult device that projects paint bags into the air is a humors disruption (a conceptual representation of comedian Jerry Lewis and a TV sitcom laughter box).
BalletLab, EVER (2017). Image credit Jeff Busby.