Nasim Patel and Rachael Wisby

The Curtain Drops (the jig is up)

First Commissions inspired by Titanic: create the impossible.

Artist Statement

The Curtain Drops (the jig is up) is an attempt to escape its self-induced performative situation. It does so by shifting the mode of presentation laterally to a space where the performer is in enforced complicity to serve the tasks of the work. The curtains and frames act as a metaphor for the process of concealing and revealing that fluctuates between performers and audience. We propose the performative body is fictional because it is not a singularity, it is a multiplicity that exists across platforms, times, and realms.


Rachael Wisby - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), 2018
Nasim Patel - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), 2018


3rd Jul 2019

 Further information

Type: First Commissions
School: Victorian College of the Arts