10 February to 14 April 2019, 12–5pm daily
'The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis' is 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 will be celebrating Wysing’s 30th anniversary.
'The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis' transforms Wysing’s gallery in its entirety into a multimedia exhibition that includes new sculptural works and costumes alongside a three-screen video installation. Gallery visitors are able to engage with the objects and view costumes which relate to the characters and themes of the opera.
The surrealist, multi-media opera takes 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. 'The View From Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis' is a colourful, comi-tragic take on individual and collective aspiration, explored and expressed through a genre-diverse score and the ever-present voice of The Narrator, a soprano singer situated amidst the audience.