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A large white sheet with pink, black and red geometric shapes hangs from a tall concrete support, fluttering with movement
Lauren Brincat, Other Tempo (2019), live sculpture, duration variable. Pre­sent­ed by Car­riage­works and Per­for­mance Space, Sydney. Photographer: Romello Pereira. Courtesy the artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Lauren Brincat

Tutti Presto 𝆑𝆑𝆑
2022
Live sculpture
Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House for VIVID LIVE 2022

Oscillating between sound, performance and choreography, Lauren Brincat’s live sculpture, Tutti Presto 𝆑𝆑𝆑, reinterprets the iconic site of the Sydney Opera House as a layered, experimental, roving contemporary art project. This new polyphonic piece pulses with the sound of temperatures rising! rising! rising! and the burning intensity of the momentary present. 

On the Forecourt Steps | Contemporary Art

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  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

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This is a free event

This is a free non-ticketed event

Four performances on Friday 27 May, Saturday 28 May, Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June 2022

Friday 27 May, 5.30–6pm
Saturday 28 May, 5.30–6pm
Friday 3 June, 5.30–6pm
Saturday 4 June, 5.30–6pm

 

The duration of each performance is 30 minutes

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change

“This new polyphonic piece pulses with the sound of temperatures rising! rising! rising! and the burning intensity of the momentary present. Step by step, I’m pulsing with anticipation to make a work which will make you feel as if someone placed a defibrillator on your eyeballs and drum kit in your soul.” 
Lauren Brincat

Beginning as a unique embodied response, Brincat has translated the words, sounds, actions and gestures of the Opera House building into an abstract cloth sail that serves as the cornerstone of a series of performances

Large, shapeshifting and fluid, the sail will be manipulated by a chorus of performers and the artist herself, accompanied by a musical score of drummers who are interpreting, beating and sounding the musical notations shaping the sail. 

In half hour performances during VIVID LIVE on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and Monumental Steps, Brincat’s work uses a group of close collaborators from various backgrounds to make a scene. Brincat’s collaboration with co-composer Alyx Denison and textile designer Leah Giblin exists as an experimental sonic and visual intervention — offering audiences a moment of pause, imploring us to stop, think and feel. Through sound and spectacle, Tutti Presto 𝆑𝆑𝆑, reminds us of the importance of being alive, present in the now and encourages us to take note of the world around us.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Safety Measures

What safety measures have you implemented?

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What am I required to do as an audience member?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

How are you managing contact tracing? 

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

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