Tacita Dean’s exhibition title – Woman with a Red Hat – is taken from the film Event for a Stage, around which the exhibition pivots. Event for a Stage was originally commissioned for the 2014 Sydney Biennale as a live theatre piece, and was Dean’s first foray into the theatre and her first experience of working with an actor. The film is an intricate interweaving of the four consecutive performances of the piece. The fierce interplay between the artist and the actor, Stephen Dillane, as they struggle to understand and accommodate each other’s artforms makes for a compelling, complex investigation into the balance of reality and illusion in both.
The work is a complete narrative, and should be seen from start to finish. The film lasts 50 minutes. We are taking bookings in advance through Eventbrite.
Festival screening times (3–27 August)
10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm, 5.45pm
Outwith the Festival (28 Aug–30 Sept)
11.30am, 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 5pm