Anna Breckon and Nat Randall
Presented by Arts House and RISING
5 Blackwood Street
Nudity, adult themes, suitable for ages 16+
Audio Described performance
Due to current circumstances, Arts House’s presentation of Set Piece from Wednesday 2 June until Saturday 5 June has been cancelled.
Ticket holders to performances between these dates will be contacted directly regarding a full refund. For further information or enquiries, please contact Arts House on 03 9322 3720.
From the acclaimed makers of The Second Woman, Set Piece sits at the intersection of theatre, film and dance.
Loosely taking the premise of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf as its starting point, Set Piece examines intergenerational lesbian coupledom.
Genre bending and full of wit it shifts from realism to fantasy and from the clichéd to inventive, using film techniques, theatre citations, pulp fiction, interview material and improvisations to explore the reaches of queer erotic dynamics.
With saturated lighting, a cinematic score, close-up filmed images, and a lush set creating synesthetic pleasure, Set Piece is an evolving exploration of desire and intimacy.
Inside the Creative Minds of Set Piece:
Read RISING’s chat with creators Anna Breckon and Nat Randall here.
About Anna Breckon and Nat Randall
Nat Randall (Co-Creator) is an artist working at the intersection of performance, video and film experimenting with interdisciplinary practices that seek to explore liveness, contingency and power dynamics. Randall has presented work at major institutions, galleries and festivals nationally and internationally. Randall is a founding member of art collective Hissy Fit and performance collective Team MESS. Through these collaborations she has presented work extensively across Australia. Hissy Fit makes work across video, performance and sound Team MESS work specifically within a contemporary theatre context. Randall studied at the University of Wollongong where she developed a breadth of performance practice including devised work, site specific practice and participatory work. Randall is currently on the Artistic Directorate of PACT centre for emerging and experimental art.
Supported by –
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Adelaide Festival, Rising, Perth Festival and Sydney Festival.
Original co-commissioners: Performance Space, Arts House and Vitalstatistix
Image: Robert Catto