in collaboration with Jonathan Bepler
10 March – 14 April 2012
The Barbara Thumm Gallery is pleased to present the fourth exhibition by Swedish artist Ann-Sofi Sidén, this time in collaboration with American composer Jonathan Bepler.
“Curtain Callers” was recorded at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. This large-scale production is now presented in two parts: a film, “Curtain Callers”, and a 5-channel video installation, “Curtain Callers (Entracte)”, to be shown together with a photo panorama and diptychs in Galerie Barbra Thumm.
“Curtain Callers” examines the contemporary institutional theatre from within. The material is drawn from a wealth of recorded images and sounds, and reaches into the very core of fiction building and its ongoing processes, tracing the fleeting moment of release in the rehearsed ritual between the audience and the stage. The production included the staging of 600 choir singers serving as the theatre audience whose voices constitute a vital part of the musical score for both the film and the installation.