About the Project
Station House Opera, a London-based visual, architectural, and performance collaborative, presented Black Works, a performance that employed strategies of authoritarianism and formlessness in order to comment on constraint and freedom, as well as the relationship of the individual to society.
For the performance, seven performers moved on a floor covered in white flour, as they followed commands from both radio headsets and ambient voices emanating from nearby speakers. A visual narrative also emerged, which included both the tracks and signs they left behind, as well as additional visual images of tangible products of western civilization, as they accumulated, overlapped, and disappeared on the canvas of the floor. Black Works was produced in partnership with The Kitchen.