Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne International Arts Festival


‘An exquisite gem…’ RealTime, Dec 03

‘Young’s strongest theatrical collaboration to date.’ The Age, 15/9/03

Skin quartet is a multimedia work for string quartet accompanied by projections by Louisa Bufardeci.

Drawing from the relentless lists of ethnicities, populations and life expectancies recorded in the CIA Factbook, Luisa Bufardeci and David Young compose a series of panoramic micro-landscapes of skin employing digital and acoustic instruments. First performed at the Anna Schwartz Gallery for the 2003 Melbourne Festival.


Visual artist — Louisa Bufardeci
Composer — David Young
Violin — Yasutaka Hemmi
Violin — Stephanie Lindner
Viola — Jason Bunn
Violoncello — Caerwen Martin
DVD authoring — Marcia Jane
Graphic design — My Trinh Ha
Video consultant — Eugene Schlusser
Catalogue essay — Cynthia Troup
Producer — Rosemary Joy

Anna Schwartz Gallery
For Melbourne International Arts Festival

13 October

Image Takeshi Miyamoto

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.