Lilith Performance Studio
Passing through Metal
20 – 23 April
” Death before me
Debris behind me
The end is getting closer
Will we manage? “
Ronnie Källback, Pyramido – En linje i sanden (A Line in the Sand)
Lilith Performance Studio is proud to present Passing through Metal, a major collaboration with London-based artist Oreet Ashery.
In Passing through Metal forty local knitters and the Doom / Sludge Metal band Pyramido unite in an apocalyptic metal performance.
Ashery has worked with the subject of death and digital afterlife in her recent comprehensive web series entitled Revisiting Genesis (2016).
In the current work Passing through Metal, in cooperation with Lilith Performance Studio, Ashery examines, in a playful, poetic and physical ways, collective insecurity and foreboding sense of the ephemeral.
For the duration of two hours audiences will be invited to pass through the sound of metallic rain produced by eighty metal knitting needles, each attached to a pick-up microphone, and occasionally interrupted by Pyramido’s heavy sonic wall of growling doom. Moving continuously through the architecture of the space, the public becomes part of the rhythm, as there is no safe spot to be found.
Oreet Ashery is a UK based interdisciplinary visual artist, whose personally and politically engaged exhibitions, performances, videos and writings are highly regarded internationally. Ashery works on public, community and participatory distinct projects that are both politically and socially engaged, and is particularly interested in gender materiality, potential communities and political fictions. Ashery’s recent works include an artist web-series titled Revisiting Genesis on digital death, memory as identity and feminist art reincarnations. Revisiting Genesis solo exhibitions included ICA fig-2, 2015, Stanley Picker Gallery 2016, Tyneside Cinema 2016, Thessaloniki Biennale, 2017. The World is Flooding, A Tate Modern Turbine Hall performance project 2014, and Party for Freedom, an Artangel commission 2013.
SWEDISH RADIO ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:
READ MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST: http://oreetashery.net/
Pyramido is a doom/sludge/heavy metal/hardcore band from Malmö, Sweden. Since 2006, they have released four critically acclaimed full-length albums.
Band Members: Ronnie Källback, Henrik Wendel, Dan Hedlund, Dan Widing, Sticky Manchester https://www.facebook.com/Pyramido-117566741614662/
Opening hours: 8 pm – 10 pm
The audience was free to come and go as they desired during opening hours.