Rhetorical Chorus

Rhetorical Chorus

Rhetorical Chorus

60 mins
Thu 19 Oct 9:00 PM
Bay 17, Carriageworks
Wheelchair Access

General Admission


Presented by Performance Space, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences & Carriageworks

Australian Premiere


Specially commissioned for New York's Perfoma Biennial (2015), Rhetorical Chorus is Agatha Gothe-Snape's largest and most ambitious performance work to date. Inspired by a chance encounter with the legendary American conceptual artist Lawrence Wiener, Rhetorical Chorus brings together a choir, PowerPoint projection, spoken text and choreography to subtly unravel the myths and methods of the 20th Century male artist.

With guest artists including Brian Fuata, Megan Clune, Lizzie Thomson, Brooke Stamp and the renowned American vocalist and musician Joan La Barbara, Rhetorical Chorus fragments the singular, rhetorical voice, dissolving it into a spectacle of transmission.

This cyclical, mesmeric experience calls into question both the circulation and consumption of knowledge, exposing the shaky foundations on which authority is built.


Lead Artist
Agatha Gothe-Snape

Composer and Musical Director
Megan Alice Clune

Brian Fuata

Joan La Barbara

The Left Hand
Brooke Stamp

The Right Hand
Lizzie Thomson

Sarah Rodigari



Recommended for ages 13+. Latecomers will not be admitted.