Passion, Lament, Glory

BY Jane Davidson

THEME LEADER The National Gallery of Victoria

SUPPORTED BY University of Melbourne, as part of the NGV Triennial – exploring the emerging intersections of art, design, science and society.

Jane Davidson investigates the aspect of movement within performance and music. Her contribution to NGV Triennial Voices is a full-length video of Passion, Lament, Glory, a live performance that took place at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne in 2017. The work offers a dramatic movement-based representation of Baroque religious music used in Christian Easter ceremonies. The performance involved aerial artists and staged enactments of the scourging, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Christ.

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Jane Davidson is the Professor of Creative and Performing Arts (Music) at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne.
Timothy Moore is director of architecture practice Sibling.


Video by Kade Greenland
Photos by Sarah Walker