Multi-media artist Michael Kutschbach will create a new work responding to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as part of a new Guildhouse Collections Project in partnership with the City of Adelaide and Adelaide Festival Centre.

Michael Kutschbach Michael Kutschbach. Photo courtesy of Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Kutschbach is the first artist appointed as part of the collaboration and will “observe the ASO as a living collection, distinct from a collection of artefacts, and will create an analogous, sensory experience in response,” with his resulting video to be premiered at the Adelaide Town Hall and presented at various venues in Adelaide, including the Adelaide Festival Centre, in 2021.

“It’s an interesting project for an artist. Other Collections Projects have tended to look at archives within art institutions,” said Kutschbach, who works in drawing, sculpture, installation, painting and video. “Not only is this one asking a visual artist to enter the world of an orchestra, but it also asks one to consider the ASO as a living archive, and not an archive of stored artefacts. What exactly a living archive might be is certainly a very interesting thing to consider.”

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