QUARTET #2 (FOR ANNA AKHMATOVA)
How does an artist produce a “new” second work, without running the risk of simply repeating what they have already done?
Quartet #2 (for Anna Akhmatova) is the sequel to Augusto Corrieri's first solo performance Quartet (for Anna Akhmatova).
There is in fact no difference between the two performances, except that Quartet #1 is performed by Augusto Corrieri, whereas the sequel, Quartet #2, is performed by Donna Shilling.
The result is a “photocopy” of the original performance; an exact repetition, made with the explicit attempt of questioning one of the main demands of artistic production: to make something new.
The two versions of Quartet are usually presented alone, on two separate evenings, giving audience members a second chance to "assemble the show in their own minds - piecing together fragments and layers - so as to form an image of a final, whole, performance. A performance that may or may not exist.”
Concept, choreography and text: Augusto Corrieri
Performer: Donna Shilling
Duration: 30 minutes