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Melbourne Design Week

A Drone Opera

Presented by Lyon Housemuseum Galleries

Sorry you missed this one!
Lyon Housemuseum Galleries,
217 Cotham Rd,

Lyon Housemuseum Galleries presents a cinematic installation of A Drone Opera by multi-disciplinary artist Matthew Sleeth. Exploring a narrative of desire, fear and destruction, the immersive film explores our dangerous love affair with new technologies, and is loosely based on the myth of Icarus. Featuring opera singers, choreographed drones and a laser set design, this uniquely seductive work is a poetic reflection of our contemporary anxieties surrounding surveillance.

Two 66-panel LED screens are harnessed in a dramatic and sculptural evocation of this multi-channel installation. Occupying the entire central gallery of the Lyon Housemuseum Galleries – measuring 26m x 13m – the film offers a multi-sensory experience at monumental scale.

A Drone Opera will be on show for a limited time – two weeks only – this March. The installation will be accompanied by a diverse series of programs and events. Join our mailing list via our website to be notified.

This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the talk Surveillance Cities | Panel Discussion – on show at the Lyon Housemuseum Galleries.

Commissioned by Experimenta, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Directed by Matthew Sleeth
Produced by Kate Richards
Composed by Susan Frykberg

Please note: tickets will be available to purchase both online and at the Galleries upon arrival.

This exhibition will end on the 29 March 2020.

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Sat 14 Mar, 10am–5pm (Past)

Mon 16 Mar, 10am–5pm (Past)

Tue 17 Mar, 10am–5pm (Past)

Wed 18 Mar, 10am–5pm (Past)

Thu 19 Mar, 10am–5pm (Past)

Fri 20 Mar, 10am–5pm (Past)

Sat 21 Mar, 10am–5pm (Past)

Lyon Housemuseum Galleries,
217 Cotham Rd,

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