BOX OF BIRDS
PERFORMANCE SPACE IN ASSOCIATION WITH DE QUINCEY CO PRESENTS
BOX OF BIRDS
DE QUINCEY CO
A visual feast suspended high above and all around you that forges otherworldly fashion, site-specific dance and outsider art into a dark night of the soul.
Inviting audiences deep within the nooks and crannies of Carriageworks, Box of Birdsinvades You’re History for a mythic late-night journey through the shadows of the human psyche – probing the power of the past, life on the outskirts, and distorted memories in an immersive melting pot of large-scale photography, improvised dance and live music.
Fusing Anne Ferran’s acclaimed photographic trilogy of 1940’s psychiatric patients (INSULA, 1-38, Box of Birds – exhibition) with the unpredictable swing of Australia’s BodyWeather dance collective, De Quincey Co’s Box of Birds conjures a labyrinth-like domain where other-worldly fashion and immersive sound design intertwines with select readings of the legendary German philosopher, Frederich Nietzsche.
Box of Birds is a series of free daily performances that installs performers throughout Carriageworks. Invigorating in its bold expression of taboos past and present, Box of Birds marks the rapturous return of leading BodyWeather artist Tess de Quincey since opening the venue seven years ago with the site-specific spectacle,The Stirring.
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De Quincey Co is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW,and Box of Birds has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
20 – 24 NOV 2013
20 – 24 NOV 9PM
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