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Time Sick Big T-Shirt

5 September, 2018, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

|Multi-Day Event (See all)
Wed 5 Sep to Thurs 6 Sep
| $8 – $10

Time Sick Big T-Shirt spreads one voice through multiple bodies in this evocative new performance work by visual artist Archie Barry. The idea of a single coherent self is questioned through an aesthetic of non-disclosure. Casual clothing transforms into conspicuous camouflage and one song is translated across solo, karaoke and choir arrangements. The performance considers the sensation of unease that certain periods of time can produce: the sensation of waiting for meaning, of delaying a future or being under time pressure are conditions that can be contemplated through the distortion of time that singing creates.


What is the shared sound of bodies learning patience? What happens to minutes, seconds and a personal history when we practice listening? These questions are explored through the raw vocal accompaniment of the Melbourne choir, First Chorus Band of Singers. As the performance moves through the rooms of Meat Market’s Stables, the audience is moved through quiet humour and sincerity, hyper presence and disconcerting absences. Time Sick Big T-Shirt is a song that disentangles, and an audio-visual production that creates a hypnotic experience of quiet humour and spatiotemporal suspension.


Venue is wheelchair accessible.
This event takes place on unceded Wurundjeri land. The artist respectfully acknowledges the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present and emerging leaders.

Lead Artist and Composer:
Archie Barry
Choir Director and Co-Arranger:
Virginia Bott
First Chorus Band of Singers
Sound Design and Production:
Sean Lowry
Lighting Design and Audio Technician:
Jai Leeworthy

Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants


5th September, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
6th September, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
$8 – $10
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Meat Market Stables
2 Wreckyn St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051