GROUP FURNITURE

GROUP FURNITURE (2019) 45 MINUTES


Group Furniture– a reimagining of Furniture (Gertrude Contemporary, 2018) – takes French avant-garde composer Erik Satie’s ‘furniture music’ (or background music) as a departure point to question endurance, spectatorship and value. 


Group Furniture is obsessed with repeats- historical, sonic, visual, and physical. Using two works by Erik Satie,('furniture music' & 'Vexations' mixed with an episode of 'I've Got A Secret' from 1960s American TV, it questions through repetition, attention and how things change or stay the same. It desires to meet someone like Karl Schenzer- an audience member who was present for the full 18 hours concert of ‘Vexations’ when it was first presented in NYC in 1963.


Choreographer:

Deanne Butterworth


Performers:

Kara Burdack, Deanne Butterworth, Benjamin Hurley, Michaela Ottone, Oliver Savariego


Sound:

Michael Munson 


PERFORMANCES

September 12-14 2019 at Temperance Hall, South Melbourne.


CREDITS:

Presented by Temperance Hall and Deanne Butterworth. Supported by City of Port Phillip. Production: Meri Leeworthy. Photo Credits: Kristina Arnott courtesy of Temperance Hall 


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