Australian premiere screening of British artist Tacita Dean’s theatrical masterpiece Event for a Stage, a 16mm film, introduced by internationally acclaimed curator Juliana Engberg as part of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) Tempest exhibition, followed by a limited season.
In 2014, Juliana Engberg co-commissioned Tacita Dean’s Event for a Stage for the 19th Biennale of Sydney. With BAFTA award-winning actor Stephen Dillane in the leading role, the theatre performance was filmed over four nights at Carriageworks in Sydney, with each performance differing slightly, in part due to Dillane’s wig changes and Dean’s spontaneous direction. Through splicing together carefully selected shots from all four performances, Dean’s 16mm film version explores the medium of film and her role as director, and the nature of the actor’s presence on stage.
Juliana Engberg will introduce the Australian premiere screening of Dean’s Event for a Stage, offering her insights into this exciting new iteration of the work.