Today’s Pop is Megan. She’s our very own Southern Belle.
Monday night was CrASH night. Why are we still going on about it? Because it was a very POP jump-start to Frieze! It was a great chance to meet up with friends, contributors, artsy people and fashion people and generally reap the benefits of a lot of hard work put up by our lovelies Malena and Becky. The event was sponsored by *John Jones, Martinspeed, Bentleys Entertainment and Other Criteria*, and Damien Hirst generously lent us the warehouse/gallery space.
Karen Says sang an amazing cover of Bowie’s “Always Crashing in the Same Car.” Karen is another name to remember, as the girl’s got talent. They just recently signed with Mercury, and we can’t wait to play their album in the office!
The show featured artists Nick Devereux, Dick Evans, Ben Jeans Houghton, Phillipa Horan, Aki Ilomaki, Simon Mathers, Neil McNally, Rob McNally, Cai Nyahoe and Seth Pick.
While it was a party, there was a deeper meaning beneath the surface, as the artists’ works displayed the modern yet time old notions of the ever expanding communications landscape, to the questionable differences between fiction and reality and the dreams that can be made or shattered by money, assets, or fame.
The *Shunt* team’s performance was another show stopper, taking heavy inspiration from J.G. Ballard’s /Crash/. A naked woman riding the car as her chariot and screaming on her megaphone, whilst dancers fought and grinded on the cars, highlighted the violence and exhilaration. The crowd was left stunned.
But the event was a smash, with the buzz of youth and the promise that only young artists bring to the autumn air. Where else can you go on a Monday night to hear the best cover of a Bowie ever as well as an art-sex-tape call on the top floor, pristinely manicured LIVE pigeons in an installation on the 1^st floor, and then performers charging into the party riding automobiles and then smashing them? Yes, the event was a smash.
The CrASH will go on until December.
Special thanks to:
More pics after jump!
- POP 126 Tuesday, 13 October 2009
- POP 121 Wednesday, 7 October 2009
- POP 120 Tuesday, 6 October 2009
- POP 394 Sunday 12 September 2010
- POP 136 Friday, 23 October 2009