Angel­i­ca Mesiti
ASSEM­BLY

5th November 2022 – 29th January 2023
National Gallery of Australia

In ASSEM­BLY, Mesi­ti probes the nature of con­nec­tion. She uses a steno­graph­ic machine to trans­pose into short­hand Aus­tralian writer David Malouf’s To Be Writ­ten in Anoth­er Tongue (1976). These notes become the basis of a musi­cal score by Aus­tralian com­pos­er Max Lyand­vert and a dance per­for­mance by the First Nations chore­o­g­ra­ph­er Deb­o­rah Brown. In the work, these are per­formed by musi­cians and dancers who rep­re­sent the many ances­tries that make up con­tem­po­rary Australia.

Project 3: Angel­i­ca Mesi­ti: ASSEM­BLY was com­mis­sioned by the Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts on the occa­sion of the 58th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion, La Bien­nale di Venezia, and was curat­ed by Juliana Engberg. 

Images

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

ASSEM­BLY, 2019
(still) three-chan­nel video instal­la­tion in archi­tec­tur­al amphithe­ater HD video pro­jec­tions, colour, six-chan­nel mono sound
25 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by the Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts on the occa­sion of the 58th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion – La Bien­nale di Venezia

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

ASSEM­BLY, 2019
(still) three-chan­nel video instal­la­tion in archi­tec­tur­al amphithe­ater HD video pro­jec­tions, colour, six-chan­nel mono sound
25 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by the Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts on the occa­sion of the 58th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion – La Bien­nale di Venezia
Pho­to: Josh Raymond

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

ASSEM­BLY, 2019
(still) three-chan­nel video instal­la­tion in archi­tec­tur­al amphithe­ater HD video pro­jec­tions, colour, six-chan­nel mono sound
25 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by the Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts on the occa­sion of the 58th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion – La Bien­nale di Venezia

Angel­i­ca Mesiti

ASSEM­BLY, 2019
(still) three-chan­nel video instal­la­tion in archi­tec­tur­al amphithe­ater HD video pro­jec­tions, colour, six-chan­nel mono sound
25 minutes
Com­mis­sioned by the Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts on the occa­sion of the 58th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion – La Bien­nale di Venezia