Contemptous Perplexity

 

Borges’s “The Secret Miracle” reconfigured.

 

 

Collaborators: David Frankze, composition sound design.  Jared Lewis, amazing spinning speaker system.  Bronwyn Pringle, Lighting design.  Zoe Stewart, costume realisation.

 

Photography: Rachelle Roberts & Jared Lewis

2005

 

Presented in Melbourne the performance ran for three hours within a spinning chamber, the audience came and went as they pleased.  Constructed from looped performances that intersected and including a eight track revolving sound system it seduced viewers into a timeless now.  As in Borges story this is a moment caught in an infinite loop.

 

Surrounding the performance area was a series of images that retold the story in a linear form.