Tacita Dean | Event for a Stage | 31 May 2018

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 - 10:00

Tacita Dean: Event for a Stage
Tickets: Free, no booking required
Opening hours: 10.00 till 17.00 | Film duration: 50 minutes

Tacita Dean’s 16mm film Event for a Stage (2015) will be presented over four days at AMATA.

Originally commissioned as a live performance over four consecutive nights for the 2014 Sydney Biennial, it was Dean’s first foray into theatre and her first experience of working with an actor. What resulted was a fierce interplay between the artist and the actor Stephen Dillane as they struggled to understand and accommodate each other’s disciplines. Dean filmed each of the four nights as part of the performance and reworked the footage to explore the interplay between reality and fiction that theatre is built around.

Presented as part of the Groundwork Art Programme: groundwork.art

Image credit/caption
Tacita Dean, 'Event for a Stage' (location photograph) 2014
Image: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris