If you teach VCE Theatre Studies and are considering taking your students to Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot at La Mama in July/August, then this resource is a must see.
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne is currently exhibiting Joseph Kosuth’s “(Waiting for -) Texts for Nothing” Samuel Beckett, in play until 27 February.
This installation allows the viewer to “immerse yourself in the candescent glow of neon lit text derived from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Texts for Nothing, by renowned conceptualist, Joseph Kosuth. Sit back, listen and ponder over our sublime keynote musing, as we are asked to consider the meaning of our existence on life’s stage”.
As an added bonus, on Wednesday 9 February at 6pm in the Exhibition Space at ACCA, acclaimed theatre director, Michael Kantor, has a ‘play with words’ with Samuel Beckett’s modernist masterpiece as he tells us why Godot is great. This free talk should be of great benefit to VCE Theatre Studies teachers in exploring the role of perception and identity in Godot in comparison to the work in ACCA’s exhibition.
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art also runs tours and workshops for students. More information at ACCA website.