Composite Acts : David Rosetzky

Saturday 21 September 2019

David Rosetzky, Half Brother (video still), 2008. Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Composite Acts is a special one-night-only exhibition presenting a newly commissioned video work and live performance by esteemed Australian artist David Rosetzky.

This enigmatic work examines the relationship between language and desire, while exploring non-binary sexual identities, social dynamics and power.

The program involves an extended presentation of Rosetzky's newly commissioned video work, with choreography by Jo Lloyd, performed live by Shelley Lasica and Harrison Ritchie-Jones, sculptural works by Sean Meilak and a live music composition by Duane Morrison.

To produce the work, Rosetzky interviewed his collaborators about their personal relationships and family history to devise a script that forms the nexus of the piece. The script is subsequently spoken, deconstructed and integrated with choreographed movement enacted in dialogue with a suite of sculptural objects.

Artist/Director: David Rosetzky
Choreographer: Jo Lloyd
Performers: Shelley Lasica, Arabella Frahn-Starkie and Harrison Ritchie-Jones
Set Designer: Sean Meilak
Sound Designer/Composer: Duane Morrison
Cinematographer: Katie Milwright
Video Editor: James Wright
Producer: Eyvonne Carfora

Composite Acts is a Channels Festival commission curated by Kelli Alred.

Presented in partnership with the Abbotsford Convent Foundation, assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and assisted by a Yarra City Council Small Projects Grant.

Tickets: Full $15,  Concession $10 + bf  here

North Magdalen Laundry

Abbotsford Convent


Date and time:
8pm - 10pm
Saturday 21 September 2019

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford