3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Drama Studio, The University of Sheffield. See venue details and map...
British artist Gazelle Twin presents Kingdom Come, a new audio visual performance in collaboration with Chris Turner and Tash Tung.
This conceptual performance for two vocalists will be staged in six chapters, incorporating electronics, film, and a brand new soundtrack from Gazelle Twin, created from samples and live vocal manipulation. With the piece set on treadmills against a manic, illusory landscape, Kingdom Come places heightening physical demands on the performers, resulting in an exhausting, otherworldly climax.
The show will feature friend and collaborator Natalie Sharp, aka Lone Taxidermist, and Stuart Warwick on vocals as well as Jez Bernholz performing. It combines theatre, live music and a running story among images of empty shopping centres and car parks.
Taking its title from J. G Ballard’s final novel, Kingdom Come will play with notions of feralness, displacement and the uncanny in the contemporary British, urban landscape.
The audiovisual performance, Kingdom Come, was curated by Gazelle Twin, along with film and audio direction from Chris Turner, and Tash Tung. Although the performers of the event will be Natalie Sharp, Stuart Warwick, and Jez Bernholz.
+ @ 5pm
Followed by a debut live performance by Near Future.
The angular, percussive ‘Ideal Home’ from earlier this year was the debut single by Near Future – a new duo featuring Neil Arthur from Blancmange and art-pop electronic artist, Bernholz.
Beautifully arranged, abstract ideas – sawing violin sounds; applause and sudden bursts of heavier edged beats – illustrate their shared love of texture and atmosphere. Haunting but melodic too, the shared vocals and atmospheric production of ‘Ideal Home’ (with lyrics by Bernholz) maintain a balance between cold, detached observation and human feeling.
Near Future are recording more material throughout the year and plan to release their debut album in 2017. Their appearance at Sensoria will be their first major appearance.
About the Artists
Gazelle Twin is the creation of Elizabeth Bernholz, a UK based performance artist, composer and producer. Her high-concept works are often infused with dark imagery, challenging themes and a stark, unconventional performance style.
Her most recent release – UNFLESH (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray/Last Gang Records, 2014) – was a visceral depiction of puberty and phobia, told through a spectrum of voices, from choral to spoken word, against distorted, unrelenting electronic pop, and was The Quietus’ Album of the Year 2014, and was included in the top albums of 2014 by The Guardian, Uncut, NPR, The New York Times and many more.
Chris Turner is a commercial music video and film director. He has worked with clients as diverse as Jaguar, Adidas and Sony as well as as artists such as Jay-z and Scanner. Chris has collaborated extensively with Gazelle Twin in the past 18 months, creating the striking films for her “AntiBody” and “Exorcise” tracks. His work has won both One Show Gold and D&AD awards.
Tash Tung is an up-and-coming music video director and photographer, having cut her teeth behind the scenes collaborating with Gazelle Twin and Chris Turner, as well as many other notable feature film and short-form directors. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and London College of Communication, exhibiting photographically under an alias at the Tate Britain, and has since curated two Coming-Of-Age seasons at the Prince Charles Cinema in London.
Natalie Sharp, AKA Lone Taxidermist. Natalie’s work has achieved Viral success as her self painted images of album artwork for International Record Store Day, putting her on the global map and opening up the art of face painting to an international audience.
Stuart Warwick, who first started creating music under the alias Jacob’s Stories back in 2003, returned in 2013 with ‘The Butcher’s Voice’. The second album to be released under his married name, ‘The Butcher’s Voice’ is a collection of eleven lyrically provocative and spellbinding songs, perfectly showcasing the haunting purity of Warwick’s voice, hushed musical delivery, and his dark tongue-in-cheek humour.
Jez Bernholz aka BERNHOLZ is a solo artist and producer and is Gazelle Twin’s label mate and co-founder of Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records. He is also one half of Near Future – a collaborative project with Neil Arthur from Blancmange.