BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK CHILDBIRTH
AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH DANE CERTIFICATE CAITLIN FRANZMANN DAVID EGAN
The first event in a new series at Slopes, organised by Joel Stern and Helen Hughes.
SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2014, 3 – 6PM ENTRY BY DONATION
Performances by: Amateur Childbirth (BRIS) Launch of ‘Pripyat’ — the second LP from Amateur Childbirth, AKA songwriter Ivan Matthew Hicks — an eleven-part atonal poem to the desecration of hallowed halls in Eastern Europe by UFO cults, a soliloquy to the radiation blossoming in clouds from broken windows as the populace flee down ropes. Featuring the Ecclesiastic Uprising of the Comet’s Tail on spiritual and literary support. Dane Certificate (MELB) … of Dane Certificate’s magic tricks, gags and theatre. Dane Certificate helps the world by revealing mystic truths (and tricks). Caitlin Franzmann (BRIS) Working with totally singular, custom-made divination cards for this event. Telling fortunes all arvo as well as exploring how ‘people like you’ intuit personally significant messages from Tarot cards, psychics, and Magic 8 Balls. David Egan (MELB) Four-part reading of ‘Urgent, Concept, Board, Meeting’. The reading is in dialogue with ten paintings. The ten paintings are based on a painting in the background of the film ‘Escamotage d’une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin’, a Georges Méliès short film in which the director, posing as a magician, makes a woman vanish and reappear with a simple film cut.
Image: David Egan, Escamotage (detail), 2013. Image courtesy the artist.