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Presented by Arts House & West Space for Festival of Live Art

6.30pm, Fri 23 Mar
2pm & 4pm Sat 24 Mar

30 mins
FREE

West Space
Level 1/225 Bourke St,
Melbourne

Rhythm and Blues is a participatory art work where we are looking for people who identify as gay males to join the choir. Sign up here.

Accessibility:

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Wheelchair Accessible

 

Artist Statement:
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A group of gay men meets once a week to learn to sing a song together. Their individual parts will combine beautifully – if they can get it right. Harmonies are tricky, and staying in time isn’t easy! They get to know each other’s ways. But will the song be a celebration of cooperation or an exercise in conformity?

Performed by six singers, Rhythm and Blues considers what it means to be gay today: divisions and unifications, otherness and togetherness. A visual artist by training, Edward Thomasson explores the tensions and joys of harmony, disharmony and synchrony in a simple gallery setting – one that ultimately surprises as words and music build to their final crescendo.

Image by – Edward Thomasson