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Irony is not enough: essay on my life as Catherine Deneuve


Presented in Season 2 2010

Presented by Arts House

7.30pm, Tue 16 Nov Preview
7.30pm, Wed 17 Nov
7.30pm, Thurs 18 Nov
7.30pm, Fri 19 Nov
2pm,7.30pm, Sat 20 Nov

60 mins, no interval
$25 / $18 / $15 Preview

Arts House
Meat Market
5 Blackwood St,
North Melbourne


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A writer imagines herself, as a lecturer, imagining herself as Catherine Deneuve, contemplating an intimate relationship with a female student, and the frailty of desire – how would it be done, if she were Catherine Deneuve.

“Shame is a rusty edge that Deneuve sits on as she pages through lecture notes in her Monday office.”

Fragment31 presents a new work based on the writing of Anne Carson in which language and image confront one another in a dislocated internal landscape – an exploration on the nature of identity and love.

“Claws lope through her and turn at the wall.”

Irony is not enough…weaves literal images and lines from key Deneuve films alongside an imagined dialogue between the Greek philosophers Sappho and Sophocles, to create a complex web of interrogation.

“What would Deneuve do now, she thinks…”

Anna Cordingly, Jen Hector, Luke Mullins, Leisa Shelton, Jethro Woodward

Supported by – Irony is not enough has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, it funding and advisory body.
Image by – Heidrun Löhr