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Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
20 January–16 March 2019
Times
Wed–Thu 12–6pm
Fri 12–8pm
Format
Exhibition/​Free
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

Free

Tickets

N/A

A darkly humorous look at the social function of gossip.

Performance maker and visual artist Melanie Jame Wolf explores the power of rumour in this darkly humorous and immersive video installation. Wolf inhabits a series of richly compelling personas throughout Chorus, to evoke the ancient Greek Mythological space and speak to the way current politics is played out.

From a shapeshifting chorus of camp figures, Wolf critically engages with the pleasures and dangers of vanity, ambition, greed, morality, chaos and mischief. Through surreal visuals and magnetic soundscape, Chorus offers visitors an opportunity to reckon with the power associated with voice, both individual and in unison – our own and others – as we observe, interpret and report on human behaviour.


Feature Image: Chorus by Melanie Jame Wolf, The Substation as part of Mudsumma, 2019, Photo by Leela Schauble

Gallery images: Feature Image: Chorus by Melanie Jame Wolf, The Substation as part of Mudsumma, 2019, Photo by Leela Schauble

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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

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