Pacitti CompanyPresented in Season 2 2008
Presented by Arts House
7.30pm, Mon 18 Aug
7.30pm, Tues 19 Aug
$28 / $22
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Over 18 only. This show contains adult themes, nudity and explicit images.
In 1996 Robert Pacitti travelled to New York to meet and spend time with author and raconteur, Quentin Crisp, in order to produce a new work that took Crisp’s infamous autobiography The Naked Civil Servant as its starting point.
Exploring issues of liberty – and disobedience – Civil uses live performance, film, slides, original sound materials and music. Since Crisp’s death the piece has undeniably shifted, and a work that set out to explore shared aspirations and joint activism now reads as a series of images and ideas placed in relation to notions of legacy.
For the past 18 years the internationally acclaimed Pacitti Company has been making award winning performance work for a range of theatre, gallery and site-specific spaces worldwide.
Image by – Pacitti Company