icon-youtube icon-flickr icon-vimeo icon-twitter icon-facebook icon-instagram

Jasmina Cibic
An Atmosphere of Joyful Contemplation: Live Performance

Fri 4 October 2019

A performance is taking place at various moments in our current exhibition An Atmosphere of Joyful Contemplation.

Like many of Jasmina Cibic's projects, this performance draws attention to how the female body has been utilised in political design, drawing reference to the silenced political voice of women within the building of a nation.

Here, two female singers exchange and compete in a vocal composition comprised of a set of instructions on how to achieve an ideal society through the employment of culture. Drawing words from historical political speech, the singers become kinds of sirens of ideology, as they sew and mend a tapestry, a medium enshrining early modernist ideas of political exoticism within a politically fragile Europe.

Times of Performances
Friday 13 September (preview), 7-9pm
Sunday 15 September, 12 - 6pm
Wednesday 18 September, 11 - 6pm
Saturday 21 September, 11 - 6pm
Thursday 26 September, 11 - 6pm
Sunday 29 September, 12 - 6pm
Friday 4 October, 11 - 6pm
Saturday 5 October, 11 - 6pm
Wednesday 9 October, 11 - 6pm
Sunday 13 October, 12 - 6pm