Monday 12 April, 12.30pm
Location: The Quartet Bar, Adelaide Festival Centre
Presenters: Artists Michael Kutschbach and Grace Marlow with Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director ASO and Emma Fey, Guildhouse CEO
Join us for an in person artist talk by contemporary visual artist Michael Kutschbach and hear about his new digital work, fuliguline, created in response to a residency with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra undertaken for the Guildhouse Collections Project.
Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director of ASO will join the artist in a conversation led by Guildhouse CEO Emma Fey followed by a response from artist and writer Grace Marlow.
Adelaide Festival Centre: 9 April – 9 May 2021
East End Projection, City of Adelaide: 9 April – 30 June
The Guildhouse Collections Project provides a rare and wonderful opportunity for an artist to delve deep into the treasures of an important state collection; to research, study and collaborate in order to produce new work for presentation.
For over 80 years, the ASO has played a significant role in the South Australian identity, providing cultural and economic vibrancy, enriching the community through a diverse program of world-class performances.
Throughout 2020, as restrictions permitted, contemporary visual artist Michael Kutschbach observed Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as his collection research, viewing the orchestra itself as a living collection. Exploring intuitive responses between performers, between performers and instruments, between sound and the theatre space, Kutschbach noted that these elements come together to create a unique living organism. In turn he has created a rich visual response, interpreting nuances of musicians coming together to perform a musical score. With wild colour and slow, bubbling movement the artist creates an image that engulfs the viewer in much the same way as the music he witnessed performed does.
Presenting this new work on a large external screen to passers-by extends the living organism from the walls of Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Festival Centre and sets the organism loose onto the streets of the City of Adelaide.