Song for the stage, the Captives and the Line of Production exhibition

Video shot in three iconic Merri-bek locations.

Hermione Merry and Henriette Kassay-Schuster
Exhibition Friday 27 February to Sunday 29 March 2015

Opening: Thursday 26 February, 6 - 8 pm
Artist talks: Saturday 7 March, 2.30 pm

Song for the Stage, the Captives and the Line of Production is a three channel video shot in three iconic Merri-bek locations - Coburg Drive-In, Pentridge Prison Village and the former Kodak factory site in which a lone figure stands on a small stage with a scenic backdrop singing unaccompanied into the night. The project is inspired by nostalgia, theatricality, and local archaeology whilst mourning the imminent burial of Melbourne’s history beneath the swell of urban development.

This work has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Emerging Artist Development Grant – Visual Arts 2013.

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Image right:
Song for the stage, the captives and the line of production #2 2014
Video still
Image courtesy of Rachel Edward

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