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Aelita x Lucy Cliché: Silent film w/live music accompaniment

  • Art Gallery of NSW Art Gallery Road Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Don’t miss this rare chance to see Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) on the silver screen, with a newly commissioned live score by acclaimed Sydney electronic artist Lucy Cliché. 

The first Soviet sci-fi film is an extravagant utopian fantasy. In Moscow, all radio stations receive a mysterious transmission: ‘Anta… Odeli… Uta’. This cryptic message leads engineer Los (Tsereteli) to begin work on a spaceship. Alexandra Exter’s cubo-futurist costumes and Isaac Rabinovich’s constructivist sets are a marvel of geometric forms, gleaming antennae and metallic bras. 

This is the opening event of our new film series, Cosmic futures, in conjunction with the exhibition 'Masters of modern art from the Hermitage'. 

Lucy Phelan is a musician and sound artist working in areas of production, live performance and installation. She has performed in Australia and internationally at notable events and festivals including Vivid, Splendor in the Grass, Laneway, Super Sense, Tusk and the NowNow.

Tickets available now via Qtix: $15 adult, $12 concession/member. 

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Image: Still from Aelita

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