Two things were in my peripheral vision in January as I completed my book on the evolution of the Sydney Opera House as a living thing. One was Solange’s poetic stagings of performances of her A Seat at the Table album in response to late modern art and architecture … Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum … Continue reading MONA FOMA and the future of rock’n’roll
The notion that a building might be programmed or “played” with the dexterity of an instrument, with both its culture and architectural characteristics being finely tuned to an artist’s work, without any physical alterations being necessary, has been apparent in the most challenging and memorable performances staged during Vivid LIVE over the last decade. There … Continue reading Solange and modern architecture
Like a Living Thing: The Evolution of the Sydney Opera House By Jillian Burt. Illustrations by Reg Mombassa. $55.00 Buy now. The book fleshes out the Sydney Opera House’s role as a symbol, reporting on how the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the resident arts companies, rock musicians and chefs is influencing the building’s evolution ahead … Continue reading Sydney Opera House Book: Buy now.