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Elias’s art fuses with Oedipus Rex Musical

January 13, 2010 6 comments

Works of an Ethiopian artist is going to be put onstage! The visual artist Elias Sime’s works would be featured in a musical production in Australia at the end of this month- a Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex & Symphony of Psalms in Sydney’s Opera House from January 28 to 30. Directed by the American opera and theatre director Peter Sellars, the opera-oratorio would include Elias’s visual images to enrich the musical experience of the production.

An anthropologist and curator, Meskerem Assegued said that seven thrones and masks of materials such as mud, straw, and wood objects all done by Elias would be used to represent the work’s main characters.
Meskerem who has long been the visual art curator of Elias’s art explained that Sellars has taken an interest in the artist’s works since 2006 when she was made to curate the visual art of Green Flame of the New Crowned Hope Festival that Sellars directed in Vienna, Austria. Read more…