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A Park Avenue Armory Production | Co-commissioned by RISING


By Julian Rosefeldt

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$18 - $32
  • Entry every 60 minutes
  • A full cycle of the work is 117 minutes
  • Pay-as-you-wish pricing

Melbourne Town Hall


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Assistive Listening
  • Auslan Translation
  • Captioning


  • Sitting
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A surround-sound world hooked to the pulse of jazz, the conscience of a children’s choir and big ideas that test capitalism’s mantra of endless, euphoric consumption.
“It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism”
        — Fredric Jameson  

Julian Rosefeldt, the master artist-filmmaker who gave us a chameleonic Cate Blanchett with Manifesto, transforms Melbourne Town Hall into an arena swallowed by screens.

A life-sized choir encircles you at ground level while jazz drummers duel from above. Acclaimed actors like Giancarlo Esposito and Virginia Newcomb narrate a surreal epic—delivering musings from some of history’s most influential economists, writers and thinkers from Snoop Dogg, Warren Buffett and Ayn Rand to Angela Davis and Mark Fisher. Homeless men discuss economics and executives do acrobatics in a bank lobby. Cate’s back too. This time she’s a tiger stalking the supermarket aisles.

It’s a vision that pummels capitalism with the excess it asks for, then waits for the dust to settle.

Wander in and feel the rumble.

Artistic Team

Written, Directed, Produced | Julian Rosefeldt

Music | Samy Moussa

Executive Producer | Wassili Zygouris

Executive Producer | Kyiv Anastasiya Bukovska, Tatyana Kurmaz, Family Production

Executive Producer—New York | Christian Detres, See The Tree Productions

Executive Producer—Sofia | Konstantina Manolova, Solent Film

Director of Photography | Christoph Krauss

Set Design | Nadja Götze

Costume Design | Daniela Backes, Bina Daigeler

Hair/ Make-Up | Julia Böhm, Katharina Thieme, Sonia Salazar-Delgado

Choreography, Bank Scene | Richard Siegal

Sound Recording | David Hilgers, Oliver Göbel, Ludwig Fiedler

Sound Design | Thomas Appel

Editing | Bobby Good

Dramaturgy | Tobias Staab

Text collages | Julian Rosefeldt, Tobias Staab

Dramaturgical advice | Janaina Pessoa

Assistant Director | Denis Sonin, Ires Jung

Casting | Cassandra Han

Musical Concept | Julian Rosefeldt

Composition | Samy Moussa

Additional Music | Cassie Kinoshi

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Director | Dianne Berkun Menaker

Music Production | Ed Williams, Dianne Berkun Menaker

Sound engineer music recording | Isaiah Abolin

With Giancarlo Esposito, Virginia Newcomb, Ayesha Jordan, Kate Strong, Jeff Wood, Erik Hansen, Tim Williams, Jeff Burrell, Robert Bronzi, Rocio Rodriguez-Inniss, Dora Zygouri, Esther Odumade, Tia Murrell, Asa Ali, Luis Rosefeldt, Richard Siegal, Nena Sorzano, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Jared Brown, and the voice of Cate Blanchett

And Terri Lyne Carrington, Peter Erskine, Yissy García, Eric Harland, Antonio Sanchez, as well as the singers of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus


Commissioned and produced by Park Avenue Armory. Co-commissioned by Holland Festival, Ruhrtriennale Festival of the Arts and RISING. In Association with Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte. Supported by ACMI and Goethe-Institut. Euphoria is supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a $200 million partnership of the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.

  • Victoria State Government
  • City of Melbourne
  • ACMI
  • Goethe Institut

Image Credits

Stills and video: © Julian Rosefeldt

Installation imagery: Nicholas Knight. Courtesy of the Park Avenue Armory

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