S O N G F O R T H E S T A G E , T H E C A P T I V E S A N D T H E L I N E O F P R O D U C T I O N
2015 3 Channel Video Projection with Sound
H E N R I E T T E K A S S A Y - S C H U S T E R &
H E R M I O N E M E R R Y
"Whoever has approved this idea of order... will not find it preposterous that the past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past.”
TS Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent
Song for the stage, the captives and the line of production is a three channel video shot in three iconic Moreland locations; Coburg Drive-in, Pentridge Prison Village and the former Kodak Factory site in which a lone figure stands on a small stage with a scenic backdrop singing unaccompanied. The project is inspired by nostalgia, theatricality, and local archaeology whilst mourning the imminent burial of Melbourne’s history beneath the swell of urban development.
Performance // Johnnie Evans & Henriette Kassay-Schuster Cinematography // Tim Metherall
Still Photography and Assistant to Mr Evans // Rachel Edward Production Assistant // Joe Robinson
Music // “Somewhere (A Place for Us)” Leonard Bernstein (composition) / Stephen Sondheim (lyrics)
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This work has been shortlisted for FACT and Channels Video Art Award 2015.
Exhibited Counihan Gallery March 2015