The Barbarians

14 Jan

I just saw Ryoji Ikeda’s Datamatics last night as part of the MONA FOMA festival … I felt a bit like I’ve looked inside the universe and understood it.

Also, the following night Nadine and I saw Pierre Henry play. He was in France in his house mixing his music which was filmed and beamed live to the other side of the planet to the big screen. Nadine made a beautiful picture based on it that she put part of here!!

I’m in the supporting cast for IHOS Opera’s The Barbarians at the MONA FOMA (MOFO 2012) … I’ve been making lots of sketches backstage during the rehearsals which I’ll stick up next week when I get a chance to scan them. Constantine Koukias is the director and here’s an article in the Australia Newspaper.

The opera of the Barbarians is based on a poem by the Alexandrian Greek bloke Constantine Cavafy called Waiting for the Barbarians. Here’s a quick comic based on the poster for the opera – I call it: Barbarian (f)art    

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2 Responses to “The Barbarians”

  1. Neal January 30, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    What a great idea to have an artist making work during as this production builds. Its captivated my imagination.

    • joshuasantospirito January 30, 2012 at 4:27 am #

      I wasn’t really as organised as it might seem … I in the chorus and spent a lot of time backstage, waiting around … so to stave off boredom I drew lots of pictures.

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