| World premiere is now open for booking!
“There is an unusual beauty to the work of Georges Rouault. The imperfect form of the body and the troubled soul of the work, resonates with how people with disability can feel and be perceived. Some may be confronted while others many see beauty in difference.” Michelle Ryan
Seeing through Darkness is an immersive experience that is both a participatory exhibition and a 15 minute performance, bringing together dance, music, lighting design and moving image. Collaborating with lighting designer Geoff Cobham, artist and designer Meg Wilson, and musicians from Hilary Kleinig and Emily Tulloch, Michelle Ryan has created a piece for six dancers based on the gestures of figures in Rouault’s Miserere.
The exhibition and performance Seeing through Darkness comprises Rouault’s nine works and a performance space activated by dancers. Outside performance times visitors can transform the space with their own shadow, cast in vibrant colour in overlapping arcs on gallery walls.
4 September – 2 October