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Undead and Other Tales
— Grace Schwindt


Saturday, 4 June 2016, 5pm
Friday, 3 June 2016, 3pm
Royal Academy of Arts, Annenberg Courtyard, London W1J 0BD + Brown Hart Gardens, Duke Street, W1K 6TD

In  Undead and Other Tales,  a singer performs a score based on Gaetano Donizetti’s  Aria of Madness, from his 19th-century opera  Lucia di Lammermoor. The composition moves between opera and sounds that transcend human quality and sounds relating  to maritime traditions of preventing death as well as using repetition, reverses and loops; the aim is to deconstruct cultural traditions portraying psychological and physical states of instability.

Undead and Other Tales will be performed by Lisa Cassidy.

Costume made by Eliza Collin, assisted by George Toon and Emma Northcott. Puppet maker Garry Rutter, puppeteer Adele Guidoni.

Image credit: Arron Leppard

Grace Schwindt is a British artist based in London working with film, live performance and sculpture. Her theatrical sets for film works use minimalist architectural elements and props to mark a location where she places bodies including her own. Schwindt has exhibited widely in London, including at the South London Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Whitechapel Gallery. Schwindt has also shown work in group exhibitions at Tate Britain, Frieze Art Fair, London, and Shanhe Museum, China.