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Placeholder - Brian Fuata


Tue 16 Aug 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 17 Aug 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 18 Aug 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 20 Aug 2016, 11:00am–4:00pm

Where: The Physics Room, 49-59 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: thephysicsroom

Brian Fuata’s practice is in text, improvisation and performance contextualised by his theatre history. His live 20-minute structured improvisations use the figure of the ghost as a point of departure. In these works, Fuata veers between various modes of presentation, constantly re-contexualising the physical space of the gallery as both a place of objecthood and a theatrical stage of narrative and persona.

Placeholder is a film of a ghost performance with the figure of the ghost edited out. On top of the sequential moving images of emptied space are text slides, derived from poetic notations around an idea of omission. Together, the image and text operate on different time loops, infinitely random and continuous.

The film functions partially as a proxy in his physical absence, until he finally arrives at The Physics Room, then as backdrop in his two-week residency of performance actions.

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