A Miracle Constantly Repeated: Patricia Piccinini
When it launches on May 26, Rising promises to transform and invigorate Melbourne on a scale never before seen, and stake its claim as “Asia Pacific’s pre-eminent cultural festival”.
One of its biggest stories, though, might be the return of Patricia Piccinini and Flinders Street Station Ballroom. The Australian artist – best known for her hyperrealistic human-animal sculptures – is taking over the mysterious, abandoned space (and 15 attached rooms) for what’s being billed as her first major Melbourne project in nearly two decades.
A Miracle Constantly Repeated will combine sculpture, video, light and sound, bringing the French Renaissance-style ballroom (which has been hidden for decades) to life like never before.
And in light of the first run of tickets selling out, the season has just been extended beyond the festival’s June 6 end date – to June 30.