Explore the power of gossip in this darkly humorous and immersive video installationPresented by: The SUBSTATION
Sun 20 Jan 2 - 5pm
Tue - Sat 11am - 5pm
CHORUS is a video and sound installation by artist Melanie Jame Wolf about the power of rumour.
The work consists of a series of videos in which Wolf performs as a cast of personas as they inhabit an imaginary Mythic Space. From this witty, stylised, darkly humorous pop space of 'critical camp', CHORUS seeks to draw attention to the potential violence of ideas of morality and law, in particular when they are unjustly invested in shame as a weapon for social control. CHORUS is an exploration of how reputation is often used as a shield, and of how good intentions are not enough. It is a work about how we judge and police one another through gossip.
Taking its title from both the group of performers in the plays of classical Greece whose role it is to comment on the action, and the Chorus Line of musical theatre, CHORUS explores the pleasures and perils of the unison voice of the group, and of speaking alone.
Image: Melanie Jame Wolf / Ashton Green