Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Iceberg Enters Obelisk

Friday 13th June 2008, 8pm -11pm £6/£5 concs.

Whitechapel Gallery
Angel Alley Entrance
80 - 82 Whitechapel High Street
London, E1 7QX

Press release
A night of out-there music/film/performance plus 2D and 3D art featuring visual curation by the East End’s rising stars, Elevator Gallery, plus live performances from Charles Hayward of This Heat, Blood Stereo and Bolide Awkwardstra. Media partnership project with The Wire magazine A night of out-there music/film/performance plus 2D and 3D art featuring visual curation by the East End’s rising stars, Elevator Gallery, fresh from recent Arnolfini shows. Among the extensive list of participants there will be screenings from Heidi Kilpelainen and Matt Lippiatt in the auditorium, performance from Phoebe Davies and large inflatable work by Jeni Snell throughout the gallery. Live performances from Charles Hayward of This Heat, Chris Corsano and Sonic Youth collaborators Blood Stereo, plus astral jazz trance from Bolide Awkwardstra.
Detail & full participators list:
Film screenings, live performance, 2D, 3D
Elevator Gallery’s Cherie-Marie Veiderveld and Simon Ruben White, both fresh from recent Arnolfini shows, will be curating an extensive visual programme featuring including film screenings, live performance, 2D & 3D works.

In the auditorium: Oriana Fox, Antonella Ferrari, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Mark McGowan & Decima Productions, Laura May Lewis, Heidi Kilpelainen, Matt Lippiatt, Cherie-Marie Veiderveld, Simon Reuben White

On the walls and floors: Anahita Razmi, Natalie Sanders, Girolamo Marri, Sarah Doyle, Ingrid Z, Vasilis Chamam, Jeni Snell, Matt Lippiatt, Some Ghost & Phoebe Davies

Charles Hayward
Best known as a founder member of the radically inventive This Heat, the UK group widely regarded as the missing link between Kraut-Rock and Post-Punk. The group continue to inspire generations of intrepid of musical explorers, heavily influencing the output of groups like Sonic Youth and Liars and anticipating a wealth of musical genres that would not surface for decades after their fragmentation. Moving forward with collaborations with Roxy Music’s Phil Manzenera, Soft Machine’s Robert Wyatt, improv guru Lol Coxhill and a host of others, at the Whitechapel Charles Hayward will be delivering a solo performance on drums, electronics and vocals. As ever, expect the unexpected.

Blood Stereo
The siamese mind meld of Prick Decay/Decayer Pinga members Karen Constance (Polly Shang Quan Band), Dylan Nyoukis (Chocolate Monk Records head honcho) and an ever evolving additional cast. As established noise fetishists the duo has collaborated with the likes of Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh plus Lee Renaldo and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth to name but a handful. Incantations ground from broken violins, fractured tape loops and intuitive vocal discoveries are just the beginning of the listeners’ journey.

Bolide Awkwardstra
Timeless astral excursions sparking a sinister, revelatory group trance music taking in the free jazz spirit of Art Ensemble of Chicago and their ilk and spiralling off into a cosmos of their own. Engrossing ritualistic improvisations of cathartic abandon.