While You Sleep

While You Sleep

Kate Neal & Sal Cooper
Fri
15
Fri Jul 15 7:30 PM

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
Wheelchair
General Admission
50 Mins
July
Wed Jul 13

Thu Jul 14

Fri Jul 15

Sat Jul 16

Presented by PICA and Tura

Dark, subtle and surprising, While You Sleep weaves string quartet, piano, electronics, film and animation in a surreal counterpoint of music, movement and image where nothing is as it seems.  

In this aural and visual excursion into the musical fugue and psychological ‘fugue state’ performers spin across the stage on wheeled chairs as they interact with immersive visuals. Hand-drawn animation, live action, video and stop-motion play out as pianist Jacob Abela, violinists Isabel Hede and Zachary Johnston, violist Phoebe Green and cellist David Moran perform 50 minutes of memorised music, bereft of stands and sheet music, while in choreographed motion.  

The work expands upon the elaborate complexity of the musical fugue – where a phrase is introduced by one instrument and then taken up by others – to deftly probe the uncertain landscapes between grief and identity, reality and illusion. 

Exploring flight, memory and dissociation, While You Sleepis a mesmerising escape from the present. 
July
Wed Jul 13

Thu Jul 14

Fri Jul 15

Sat Jul 16

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

51 James Street Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003