LACHLAN ANTHONY’S “SUICIDE LIVE” + PERFORMANCES BY B. DEEP + P.C.P
Opening Monday November 5th 6-9pm, Goodtime Studios, Basement 746 Swanston St Carlton. Free.
Open 12-6pm, 7th to 9th November 2012 or by appointment call 0415152067.
SOLO SHOW BY LACHLAN ANTHONY
...On September 28th 2012 Fox News aired live footage of a car chase involving the police and a fugitive carjacker. With anchorman Shepard Smith narrating the broadcast, the suspect pulls over and exits his vehicle. After running erratically for some 50 metres he pulls out a 9mm pistol and shoots himself in the head…
Lachlan’s new work deconstructs the social existence of such a phenomenon, highlighting the way action narrative is dressed as news to generate false perceptions of reality and endorse states of fear. Through a combination of sculpture, installation and live-stream performance he mocks the pulp simplification of good v evil characterisation whilst toying sardonically with the semantic nuances of LIVE, to be alive, and, to live. His work lifts power structures that pervade our relationship to political reality through the media, reinvesting them in a series of interactive metaphors that demonstrate precise states of psychological control.
Lachlan Anthony completed a BFA at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, receiving First Class Honors in 2008. He has completed residencies in Beijing, Edinburgh & Berlin and receiving travel grants from The British Council, The Art Gallery of NSW & the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. In 2011 he received an ARTSTART Grant whilst in 2012 he received a JUMP mentorship and a New Work Grant, both from the Australia Council for the Arts.
(This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.)
NEW LOW ON THE SIDE
After various escapades in garage rock n’ roll bands, krautrock supergroups, dancehall posse’s and drone IDM outfits, B. Deep (Louis Roach) has decided to take matters into his own hands and begin to perform solo material live for the first time. With summer, samplers and gothic pop on the mind this dark eyed boy will release a debut album later this year through his connection to the mysterious Oracle Alliance label.
P.C.P. produces dark dance material made from cheap FM synths. A throwback to band such as Front 242 and Fatal Error brought into a modern context. Humble vocals with too many affects become more of an instrument than a chant. P.C.P. exhibits both hallucinogenic and neurotoxic effects.
New Low is an artist run initiative in Melbourne, running since 2011 and under the direction of Tara Cook, that holds regular shows of contemporary media art and performances.