As a homage to revolutionary composer John Cage, Robert Wilson performs Cage's Lecture on Nothing, one of the central texts of twentieth-century experimental literature.
Robert Wilson is one of the most significant representatives of the theatrical avant-garde, whose landmark Einstein on the Beach was recreated at the Barbican in 2012. Together with composer Arno Kraehahn and young Polish video artist Tomek Jeziorski, Wilson develops an acoustically and visually inspiring approach to the philosophical and poetic text Cage composed to the same criteria as his music.
'A revelatory new theatre piece. Wilson has spent a lifetime absorbing Cage, and it seemed here in his deliberate reading that Cage had given him permission to be, on stage, deeply human, practically vulnerable yet still powerfully original.' LA Times
60 mins/no interval
Age guidance 14+
Performed and directed by Robert Wilson
Music by Arno Kraehahn
Video byTomek Jeziorski
Man with Binoculars: Tilman Hecker
Associates: Ann-Christin Rommen, Tilman Hecker
Part of our Dancing around Duchamp season
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Commissioned and produced by Ruhrtriennale - International Festival of the Arts.
Concept and Rehearsal supported by the Watermill Summer Programme 2012