Anri Sala's The Last Resort Kaldor Public Art Project 33
- When 13 Oct - 5 Nov 2017
Upper Fort St, Millers Point NSW 2000
MON TO SUN, OPEN 24 HOURS
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Celebrated French-Albanian artist Anri Sala has created an innovative new sound and sculptural installation for the 33rd Kaldor Public Art Project, developed over three years for its world-premiere in Sydney. The Last Resort is co-presented with Art & About Sydney and UNSW Art & Design is once again proud to be education and public engagement partner with Kaldor Public Art Projects.
Sala’s project will transform the historic Observatory Hill Rotunda, a site with expansive views from the most elevated point in the city. Audiences will be invited to step beneath a gravity-defying ensemble of custom-built drums, to experience their rhythmic, live response to a contemporary interpretation of a Mozart Concerto.
Set against the sights and sounds of the harbour below, this musical dialogue animates the relationship between sound, place, time and history on this evocative site. These themes will form the basis of a vibrant suite of public programs presented during the project in partnership with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
Enrich your visit to Anri Sala's The Last Resort through a range of free and engaging on-site public programs. Join the discussion as leading commentators from art, music, history and science share their insights in a series of stimulating panel discussions and focused lunchtime talks. Explore art and science in our weekend family programs, hear new perspectives on the artwork in our daily staff-guided floor talks, or simply pull up a picnic blanket for a relaxing afternoon of art in the sunshine upon Sydney’s spectacular Observatory Hill.
This artwork has been co-commissioned with international partners Esther Schipper, Berlin, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, London and Paris.