In Daniel Jenatsch’s A-97, join experimental archeologist Dr Angela (voiced by poet Autumn Royal, sung by Sarah Byrne and performed by choreographer Atlanta Eke) as she guides you through an historico-forensic investigation of this most terrible crime. Throughout this video-operatic presentation, Dr Angela will be accompanied by the neuro-upload of Garry Kasparov trapped in the body of the IBM chess computer that defeated him (voiced by Alan Nguyen), and The Letter String Quartet. Debra Batton (Circus Oz, Legs on the Wall) performs as Mission Control.
A-97 was commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program for Next Wave Festival 2016.This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Next Wave is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and City of Melbourne.
For more information, including an audio version of event information, visit the Next Wave website.
Talks & Performances
Presented in conjunction with Next Wave Festival 2016
11 May - 15 May
It is with some trepidation that we must inform you of a cruel and unusual transgression that has come to our attention. A crime so perfectly executed it seems to have slipped past our awareness entirely unnoticed.
The truth is that you have been tricked. The year 1997 never ended.