Performed in an intimate setting, Event for a Stage is centred around the filming of a portrait of an actor on a stage. Continuing Dean’s exploration of the relationship between the aural and the visual, Event for a Stage, is a significant contribution to the unfolding history of art and theatre collaborations. Dean takes the opportunity of working in a theatre to become more self-reflexive. By exposing her own way of filming to an audience, she is dramatising the role of medium, whilst also working with an actor examining the nature of his own presence on a stage. Presented by Carriageworks and the 19th Biennale of Sydney in association with ABC RN.

Courtesy the artist; Frith Street Gallery, London; and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.