Event

Once More with Feeling(s)

23 Oct 2015

Event times

6PM - 10PM

Cost of entry

FREE

Lewisham Arthouse

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Bus: 36,436,171,172,321
  • New Cross/New Cross Gate
  • New Cross/New Cross Gate

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Once More with Feeling(s) is an evening of artist's performance, video and sound, focusing on cover versions. Whilst contemporary pop produces homogenous hits, the cover is an opportunity for subversion. It is a chance to riff on and compartmentalise the perfection of pop.

About

Once More with Feeling(s) is an evening of artist’s performance, video and sound, focusing on cover versions.

Curated by Chris Alton and Rachel Hill

Artists: Louise Ashcroft, Giles Bunch, Sophie Chapman, Lydia Cohen, Rose Delcour-Min, Alberto Duman, Joseph Ernst, Rosa Farber, Luke Faulkner, Liam Geary Baulch, Marco Godoy, Kerri Jefferis and Ellie Wyatt, Pil and Galia Kollectiv (WE), Sean Mullan, Rosa Nussbaum, Luis Rodriguez, Dominic Watson, Boy With Wings, Rafal Zajko.

The cover version opts for rhythm over algorithm, coarse over smooth. By refreshing dormant tracks with renewed urgency (be it political, emotional or otherwise) the cover becomes a vehicle, delivering ideas through a familiar (if corrupted) form. Whether a pastiche or homage, the tangible authenticity of the cover version resides in the merging of art and life, consumer and producer, audience and author. The dissolution of these binaries opens up formerly homeostatic systems. They become permeable – susceptible to new ideas, new interpretations and new mistakes. This permeability can even retrospectively change the original.

Whilst contemporary pop produces track after track of homogenous hits, the cover is an opportunity for subversion. It is a chance to riff on and compartmentalise the perfection of pop – a chance to dent or scuff surfaces buffed with too much polish. Instead of proliferating imagery that warps how onlookers believe that they should look and engage with each other, the cover sidelines flashy golden grills, abdominal augmentations and swollen silicon buttocks.

It becomes a means for messing with systemic issues, acting as a form through which people can express themselves more fully and in a plethora of ways, which the culture industry fails to accommodate for. Instead of a singular way of existing being pushed or embossed on the mind, there is a redux. The cover is an answer or repost that resists unidirectionality. To cover is to create a dialogue – a feedback loop that resists being told what to think and how to behave. It is a radical rupture, which asserts that there is more than one way to be, to sing and to feel.

So let’s have it…once more with feeling(s).

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Curators

Chris Alton

Rachel Hill

Exhibiting artists

Luis Rodriguez

Rosa Farber

Liam Geary Baulch

Rose Delacour-Min

Giles Bunch

Marco Godoy

Boy With Wings

Luke Faulkner

Luke Faulkner

Dominic Watson

Lydia Cohen

Kerri Jefferis

Rosa Nussbaum

Ellie Wyatt

Sean Mullan

Sophie Chapman

Louise Ashcroft

Alberto Duman

Rafal Zajko

Joseph Ernst

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