This is the last Palimpsest Performance curated by Sarah Breen Lovett, a series that explores contemporary art performance, as a way of simultaneously drawing forth the past and layering present interpretations of the unique architecture and grounds of the Woodford Academy.
Palimpsest Performance # 3 by Clare Cooper and Monica Brooks will engage in a conversation between instruments in different rooms of the Woodford Academy. Each audience member is given a unique map through which to explore the sounds in building so that the dialogue between the two instruments can be heard throughout and in shifting context with different parts of the site. The audience is encouraged to form their own meaning making of the site and the performance through the combination of both.
Cooper, a co-founder of the NOW now Festival and Splinter Orchestra in Sydney and Splitter Orchester Berlin, is ferocious with strings and sticks, her sound inspired by natural occurring patterns and knots. She plays the Chinese guzheng and pedal harp - more often than not with drumsticks. Brooks hails from the mountaintops of the western plains, primarily focusing on the relationship termites have to astronomical phenomena such as the aurora australis. She is often found playing conglomerate melodies on piano or few notes in slow succession on the piano accordion as an artist/sound sculptor.
This project is supported by the Blue Mountains City of The Arts Cultural Grants Program 2014.
Museum Entry & Performance
Adults $10, Concession/Child (4-16yrs) $4, Family $20 (2 adults, 2 children) Guided Tours $2/Person (4 + years)
Woodford Academy 90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford (on street parking available on Woodford Ave)
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