Collaborative work from Band Of Holy Joy. Exhibited at Tate Modern, London during Tracey Moberly's multi-disciplinary exhibition Tweet-Me-Up as part of the UNDERCURRENT programme on August 24th 2012.
An audio-visual tale of hate crime, abuse and prejudice with a distinct occult flavour. A narrative exploited by mainstream media, short lived and no sooner forgotten, erased from collective memory by a more horrific news item, neglected by most, accepted by some. This work creates a manufractured landscape where awareness versus ignorance and vision versus brutality. It is a reaction to contemporary culture and explores notions of personal freedom against collective ideas of honour and possession, spirited minds crushed by crude exorcism. The combination of text, digital film and musical soundscape not only produces this narrative but also in itself is an ensemble of ideas and influences taken from an array of artistic and cultural backgrounds to create a merged collective space where these encounters of intolerance can be explored.
Band Of Holy Joy on this recording are: Johny Brown, James Stephen Finn, Chris Brierley and Inga Tillere with Jon Clayton as a guest musician.