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The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis (Interview)

10 February to 14 April 2019

The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis was a bold and ambitious immersive live work and exhibition by Ravioli Me Away (Sian Dorrer, Rosie Ridgway and Alice Theobald). The work launched our 2019 programme through which we celebrated Wysing’s 30th anniversary. The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis transformed Wysing’s gallery in its entirety into a multimedia exhibition that included new sculptural works and costumes alongside a three-screen video installation. Gallery visitors were able to engage with the objects and view costumes which related to the characters and themes of the opera. The surrealist, multi-media opera took the audience on an audio enhanced journey as The Protagonist (the soul of humanity) searches for a body that can give it meaning. The Protagonist expresses the paradoxical sentiment that everyone is the main character in their own life.

Video: Jay Parekh.

Ravioli Me Away are Sian Dorrer, Rosie Ridgway and Alice Theobald. Since forming in January 2013, they have performed extensively at various events, venues, festivals and galleries in the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic and Holland. In 2015 they supported The Fall at Brixton Electric and have also appeared on radio shows on 6 Music, Resonance FM and NTS Radio. In 2014 Ravioli Me Away released their first 12” LP The Inevitable Album on Good Job Records and a Limited Edition tape of live recorded material produced by Ben Wallers of The County Teasers/The REBEL on Neen Records. In 2016, they released their second Album Living Is A Myth with Upset The Rhythm. They have performed twice in the Wysing Polyphonic music festival, in 2014 and 2015, and Alice Theobald was an artist-in-residence at Wysing in 2014.

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