Yesterday we took a road trip to the sea to scratch
"Beware! Falling Ox" at Pot Luck 5. At the event - which is run by
the wonderful Accidental Collective and was guest curated by the lovely Phoebe
Marsh - works are presented Rare, Medium or Well Done. Ours was very much on
the Bloody side of Rare; the first realisation of an idea Eoin and I have been
vaguely discussing about the most shambolic gig we could imagine (the kind of
early hours discussions that start "wouldn't it be funny if . . . ").
Armed with a wireless camera, a guitar-on-its-last-legs, a projector, a distortion pedal, a laptop and a plethora of cables we explored framing the ‘mistakes ‘ within live-work; defining moments within chaos. Lit only with the projected static from the camera, we worked with looping feedback screeches, hums and buzzes to create a cacophony of noise. We played with expectations within a live context – both in terms of underscoring stereotypes and breaking conventions. We’ll hopefully have some video to post soon, but here are a few pictures taken during the performance and documenting the aftermath. Thank you for having us Phoebe and Accidental Collective; it was a lot of fun!