Talk about Passing Through Metal by George Vasey, February 2020, Norwich Castle Museum
Passing Through Metal, Sonic performance.
1. Commissioned by LPS, Malmo, 20-23 April, 2017
2. Donaufestival, Krems, Austria, 5-6 May 2018
Channel 4, Random Acts, Passing through Metal, 3.53 minutes, HD video, 2018
3. Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge , fig futures, 17 September 2018
For the duration of approx. two hours per performance, audiences are invited to pass through the sound of metallic-rain produced by forty local knitters who are using eighty metal knitting needles, each attached to a pick-up microphone. The metallic sounds are occasionally interrupted by heavy sonic wall of growling vocal and instrumental doom from a local death/doom metal band. Moving continuously through the architecture of the space, the public becomes part of the rhythm, as there is no safe spot to be found.
Passing through Metal, Kettles’s Yard slideshow.
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Passing through Metal at Kettles Yard 18 – 22 September 2018
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Passing through Metal
20 – 23 April
Performance dates: April 20 – 23, 2017, opening hours: 8 pm – 10 pm
Place: Lilith Performance Studio, Bragegatan 15, Malmo
No booking required. Optional entrance fee.
The audience is free to come and go as desired during opening hours.
PRESS PREVIEW: Tuesday, April 18 at 11 pm.
Death before me
Debris behind me
The end is getting closer
Will we manage?
Ronnie Källback, Pyramido, A Line in the Sand ( En linje i sanden)
Lilith Performance Studio is delighted to present Passing through Metal, a major collaboration with London-based artist Oreet Ashery. In Passing through Metal forty local knitters and the Doom / Sludge Metal band Pyramido unite in an apocalyptic metal poetry performance.
Ashery has worked with the subject of death and digital afterlife in her recent comprehensive web series entitled Revisiting Genesis (2016). In the current work Passing through Metal, in cooperation with Lilith Performance Studio, Ashery examines, in a playful, poetic and physical ways, collective insecurity and foreboding sense of the ephemeral.
For the duration of two hours audiences will be invited to pass through the sound of metallic rain produced by eighty metal knitting needles, each attached to a pick-up microphone, and occasionally interrupted by Pyramido’s heavy sonic wall of growling doom. Moving continuously through the architecture of the space, the public becomes part of the rhythm, as there is no safe spot to be found.