Corsica Studios presents
BABA YAGA’S HUT
Nothing is as it seems………
SUNDAY 4TH MAY 2008
Corsica Studios presents a special musical-visual performance featuring Lydia Lunch, James Johnston and Ian White in celebration of the launch of Lydia’s new book The Gun is Loaded forthcoming from Black Dog Publishing London UK.
The Gun is Loaded is the first volume of its kind to document Lydia’s visual art. Spanning nearly two decades of work within its 250 pages, it includes images from her portrait series of street urchins in New Orleans; her investigations into the haunted ruins of Pennsylvania and West Virginia; her intimate portraits of murderous lovers and her most recent self-portraits and photomontages. Infused with her apocalyptic vision of America’s spiritual collapse and the brooding sexuality which has marked much of her work, The Gun is Loaded is rich in visuals and text, demonstrating Lydia’s continued presence at the autopsy of American society and the forefront of its vital underground culture.
To mark the release of this landmark work, Lydia will present material from her new cd - The Ghost of Spain, a psychoambient musical journey through the troubled history of the country she now calls home. The enduring themes of fractured memory, sex, sorrow, rage and war will be illuminated by James Johnston and Ian White. James, the founder and multi-instrumental force behind Gallon Drunk, and percussionist Ian White are past masters at musical mood manipulation and the perfect mediums for Lydia's deeply affecting Spanish séance.
Seasoned collaborators, Lydia recently contributed vocals to the track Doughboy on Gallon Drunk's limited edition 7-inch vinyl release of their blistering single Grand Union Canal. Performing live together, the incendiary dynamic between the Drunk boys' musicianship and Lydia's muse promises an aural conflagration.
Photographs from The Gun is Loaded will be projected throughout the evening, creating a provocative atmosphere of seductive and haunting images, inviting the voyeur into the private dreams, desires and obsessions of one of America’s most fearless daughters.
The Gun is Loaded will be available for purchase on the night of the show.
HTRK (formed 2003) are a mysterious three-piece from Melbourne who reside in Berlin and London. Inspired by the sounds and images of David Lynch, The Birthday Party and electronic artist Pita, HTRK effortlessly create music of sublime tension and beauty. Heavily processed and bathed in reverb, was after 'Nostalgia' that Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S. Howard became interested in HTRK, eventually going on to produce their forthcoming debut album 'Marry Me Tonight', which will be released later this year.
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4 Elephant Road