News from artist Lucienne Cole …
(Do you want to dance and blow your mind?)
Lucienne Cole and Friends
Friday 31 October, 7.30pm until late
Ikon presents a spectacular night of dancing, music and film to mark the end of the 2008 Ikon Eastside season.
The closing exhibition of the 2008 Ikon Eastside programme is an installation of films made by Andy Warhol and his collaborators at his expansive studio, the ‘Silver Factory,’ centre for one of the most productive and experimental periods in his career, from 1963-1968. In celebration of the ‘Factory,’ performance and video artist Lucienne Cole leads an array of artist-collaborators including DJ Steve Woods and ﬁlm-maker Chris Keenan, in an affectionate homage to The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, The Velvet Underground and Nico.
The night includes DJ sets, film, projections, live performance and candy girls distributing Hersey kisses and marshmallows – Warhol’s favourite sweets. The dress code is strictly black and white.
Lucienne Cole’s practice often takes place in public places, exploring the way in which popular culture is constructed, and the movement between fantasy and reality in everyday life. Her work often carries a sense of humour and melancholy often staging herself in relation to the cultures with which she engages. Previous works include Hi Fidelity Hi, a performance in which she draws upon interviews with record collectors, mixing them with her own vinyl anecdotes and memories and Dance to Music where she tap dances to The Smiths’ Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now.
Admission to the party is free and there will be a pay bar.
183 FAZELEY ST, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 5SE