John Cage and Teeny Duchamp Play Chess in Front of a Live Audience

Saturday, 17th November 2018 at 20:00

BEEF, Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8NX

A performance by Readymade Theatre (Austin Sherlaw-Johnson and Stavroula Kounadea)

“A totally committed performance that is surreal, sexy, sinister, startling, stimulating and even fun – ‘Mr Cage’, Austin Sherlaw-Johnson, and ‘Mrs Duchamp’, Stav Kounadea, create a world where the abnormal is normal and you never know what’ll happen next. Chess will never seem the same again.”
Colin May, Oxford Arts and Music Reviewer

Tickets £6 / £3
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Starting as an irreverent homage to Reunion (1968) and ending up as a pastiche of the finest and most misunderstood artwork of the second half of the 20th century, “John Cage and Teeny Duchamp Play Chess in Front of a Live Audience” is a madcap hour in the company of “one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century” and the wife of “one of the most important artists of the twentieth century” as they repeatedly fail to blur the boundaries between art and real life.

Incorporating drama, music, sound art, film, opera, visual art and screwball comedy, the show can be misinterpreted as a nostalgic re-appropriation of the traditional avant-garde or a subversive commentary on today’s contemporary arts.

Co-produced by CARU (Contemporary Arts Research Unit) / Aya Kasai
Organised by Bristol Experimental Expanded Film: BEEF as part of their Autumn Season.