Join us out in Fed Square as we present Japan's most significant avant-garde film with a new score performed by Marcus Whale and Jacques Emery.
After his wife is admitted to an asylum, her husband secretly takes a job there as the new janitor to keep a watchful eye over her. Soon, the experience takes a toll on him and the line between reality and fantasy becomes increasingly difficult to discern.
Produced at a time when cinema rarely delved into the subconscious, Teinosuke Kinugasa's avant-garde masterpiece is an innovative and inventive foray into subjective filmmaking. The film is accompanied by Sydney-based composer and musician Marcus Whale's new electronic score performed live with Jacques Emery originally commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Cinema.
This very special free performance is co-presented with Fed Square. Arrive early to grab a deckchair or bring your own chair or picnic rug.
Not-So-Silent Cinema has been supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a partnership between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.
Marcus Whale (Vocals, Synths)
Jacques Emery (Drums)
About Marcus Whale
Marcus Whale lives and works on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. His work across music, performance and writing focuses on desire and devotion, often with reference to horror, religious iconography and the poetics of ghostliness and memory. As a musical artist under his own name and with groups Collarbones and BV, his recorded output primarily forms an electronic world around his singing. Solo album The Hunger, a vampire story, was nominated for the 2021 Australian Music Prize. Performance works including Possession, The Hunger, Lucifer and Praise! have been presented by Performance Space, Asia Topa, Next Wave, Sydney Opera House, Sugar Mountain Festival, Underbelly Arts Festival. As a composer he has contributed to works for stage and screen by Jane Campion, Vonne Patiag, Angela Goh, Martin Del Amo, Paul Mac, Harriet Gillies & Xanthe Dobbie, Ivan Cheng and Kane Gaundar.
About Jacques Emery
Jacques Emery is a double bassist, composer and performer who works on Cammeraygal and Cadigal land. Born in 1997 to orchestral string players, Jacques cultivated a deep curiosity in all kinds of sound and music from a young age. His teenage years laid the path for an ongoing curiosity with many different musical disciplines, playing in youth orchestras, jazz band and composing his own music.
He completed a Bachelor of Jazz Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2019. He has toured Europe with the Australian Art Orchestra and plays regularly around Sydney with many groups including Zela Margossian Quintet and HEKKA.