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.
Kara Burdack, Deanne Butterworth, Benjamin Hurley, Michaela Ottone, Oliver Savariego
September 12-14 2019 at Temperance Hall, South Melbourne.
Presented by Temperance Hall and Deanne Butterworth. Supported by City of Port Phillip. Production: Meri Leeworthy. Photo Credits: Kristina Arnott courtesy of Temperance Hall