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The Chorus
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This project investigates the notion of the chorus, a character in Ancient Greek drama of ‘the people’ that was cut out of theatre at the same time democracy ended in Ancient Athens around 342 BCE. The chorus has been largely absent from contemporary popular forms of media. I have made a work that interrogates the structure of fiction by re-inserting the character of the chorus into a contemporary film. The piece situates the chorus as an example of ‘the part of no part,’ and seeks to question the relation between its disappearance and our present plights of democratic discontent.
 
Costumes for the Chorus