ANGELICA MESITI // RELAY LEAGUE

12 AUG - 17 SEP

Angelica Mesiti will present her first solo exhibition in Newcastle, RELAY LEAGUE, a new project curated and developed by Artspace.

ANGELICA MESITI: RELAY LEAGUE

OPENS 6PM FRIDAY 11 AUGUST 2017

12 AUGUST - 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Appel a tous. Ceci est notre dernier cri avant notre silence éternel.

Calling all, this is our final cry before our eternal silence. 

ANGELICA MESITI: RELAY LEAGUE takes as its departure point a Morse code message transmitted by the French Navy on 31 January 1997 to signal the imminent demise of this communication method. Morse code, which entailed a system of dot and dash radio signals and was often utilised as a language of distress at sea, was phased out after 130 years in favour of new digital communications. Inspired by this final poetic phrase, Mesiti interprets its original dots and dashes through music, choreography, non-verbal communication and sculpture. 


IMAGE: Angelica Mesiti, Relay League (video still), 2016, commissioned by Artspace. Courtesy the artist, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Galerie Allen, Paris.

Curated and developed by Artspace, Sydney and touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW. The development and presentation of Angelica Mesiti’s Relay League is supported by our Commissioning Partner the Keir Foundation. Supported by the Centre Nationale de la Danse, Paris.