SPECIAL EVENT: YOU DONíT HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC

YOU DONíT HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC/ONE OF US CANNOT BE WRONG

Curated by Marco Fusinato YOU DON'T HAVE TO CALL IT MUSIC is an ongoing series of musical performances by visual artists. Presented in conjunction with CCP this event will feature performances by Philip Brophy, Sue Dodd and Darren Sylvester from the exhibition One of Us Cannot Be Wrong.

Philip Brophyís Stadium is a live music performance for solo drums and showgirl dancers. The concept of the piece is to present a quasi-orgiastic celebration of rhythm staged theatrically within the mock pyrotechnica of 'the rock gig'. An almost cartoon-like staging unfolds, with Philip Brophy bare-chested and adorned with long flowing black metal-dude hair, flailing away at the drums, flanked by two exuberant explosive dancers. No words. No guitars. No other visible instruments. Just a set of skins sandwiched by skin.

Gossippop is an ongoing art project that melds gossip with pop via live performance and video. In collaboration with her brother Phil, Sue Doddís DIY pseudo Ďbandí performance combines addictive tabloid narratives and imagery with manufactured electro in a lo-fi, funny and often disturbing simulacra of the celebrity pop spectacle and mass-media culture.

Darren Sylvester uses guitar pedals, samplers and keyboards to sing songs about chemotherapy, 9-11 telephone conversations and Phil Spectorís favourite chords. Sounding like a cross between 1980ís The Church and Spandau Ballet, he will be performing songs from his debut album, launched in conjunction with Brisbaneís Gallery of Modern Art exhibition Contemporary Australia: Optimism.

This will be the Melbourne launch of Darren Sylvester's self-titled debut album, available initially on vinyl only. Standard edition black vinyl $20. Limited edition blood red vinyl $100.

Wednesday 10 December 8.00pm
The Toff in Town
Second Floor, Curtin House
252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Tickets: $10 at the door

Image: Sue Dodd Frozen Sperm 2008 (video still)

Last Updated 17 December 2008

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