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Sydney: Like a Fishbone

July 26, 2010

Anthony Weigh’s new work exploring the divide between the religious and the secular in memorial architecture.

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*Like A Fishbone* is Anthony Weigh’s new work exploring the divide between the religious and the secular in memorial architecture. The production is presented by the Sydney Theatre Company and the Griffin Theatre Company.

A single act of fury has left its mark on a small rural community. Months later in a council office, an architect readies to present her plans for the memorial – an indelible monument to those lost – but the unannounced arrival of a visitor interrupts proceedings.

Like A Fishbone is set against a backdrop of public memory and commemoration, issues that never fail to rouse debate. In the United States, nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, the notion of how to effectively memorialise Ground Zero still divides. In Australia, our Prime Minister’s national apology to the Stolen Generation, as well as the rights of soldiers’ families to march on Anzac Day, are recent examples that have stirred opinion around the country. The telling, or appropriation, of history is something that resonates for all.

*Where* Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf 1 Theatre, Pier 4, Hickson Rd
*When* 16 July – 7 August 2010

On *Thursday 29 July*, Griffin will host a forum discussion on architecture and memorial, led by a panel of three from across the field: Brian Zulaikha, Dr Russel Rodrigo, and Tim Maddock.
Get more details on the ["Architecture Forum":http://australiandesignreview.com/events/17776-Sydney-Architectural-Memorial-Forum].

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