Sunday, November 09, 2008
15 Nov – 21 Dec 2008
Private View: Fri 14 Nov 6-9pm
Carolina Ambida, Michael Ajerman, Majed Aslam, Mike Bartlett, Olly Beck, Paul Becker, Lindsey Bull , Jorge Cabieses, Melanie Carvalho, Rachel Cattle, Jake Clark, Mark Croxford, Sam Dargan, Roger Dilkes, Annabel Dover, Sarah Doyle, Rob Eagle, Patrick Galway, Mikey Georgeson, Antonio Gianasi, Mark Gubb, Roderick Harris, Stephen Harwood, Nadia Hebson, Rachael House, Paul Housley, Marc Hulson, Jasper Joffe, Annie Kevans, Hannah Knox, Lady Lucy, Cathy Lomax, Andrew Mania, Jennifer Merrell, Alex Michon, Eleanor Moreton, Natasha Morland, Tabitha Moses, Paul Murphy, Ben Newton, Marcus Oakley, Gary O’Connor, Nina Ogden, Laura Oldfield Ford, James Payne, Claire Pestaille, Esther Planas, Rachel Potts, Harry Pye, Polly Read, DJ Roberts, Joseph Ryken, Alli Sharma, Joe 'Sh*tter' Boyce, Charlie Stanley, Keara Stewart, Ilona Szalay, Emma Talbot, Chris Taylor, Emma Thatcher, Abbi Torrance, Gavin Toye, Katherine Tulloh, Edward Weldon, Jo Wilmot, Lara Viana
The synthesis of music and art has a long history from pop to post modern, with particular songs becoming integral to the making of individual pieces of work. Lyrics have a powerful artistic poignancy and with this in mind Transition Gallery have asked over sixty contemporary artists to make a new work inspired by a favourite lyric for Awopbopaloobop.
Unsurprisingly Awopbopaloobop features a diverse array of lyrics from the political rallying cry of the Internationale to the plaintive gospel of The Sweet Inspirations via The Ting Tings, Joy Division, The Smiths, Sibylle Baier, Pavement, PJ Harvey, The Jam and many more. Using a variety of media Awopbopaloobop transforms this cacophony of passionately felt lyrical paeans into visual manifestations of aural desire.
The launch of the rock 'n' roll issue of Garageland Magazine which features Jarvis Cocker, Thurston Moore, MIA, Kylie Minogue, Bernard Rhodes, Peter Liversidge, Slade in Flames, the top ten art bands and much more takes place on Sunday 30 November 4-6pm.
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See more images from AWOPBOPALOOBOP here on Flickr