Band of Holy Joy present Dreams Take Flight an online exhibition of film and performance art transmitted live from GALLERY46 and broadcast through The Neon Hospice and all social media channels at 8PM.
The short films have been commissioned especially for the band’s forthcoming album Dreams Take Flight, a set of 8 songs whose themes are concerned with walls and mask’s, constraints and freedoms, gestures and germs, furthermore crowded isolation and crowded behaviour, personal ghosts and private acts, the art of living with love in these dark precarious times, through art, magic music and light.
The on-line only exhibition will run nightly at 8PM from WEDNESDAY 24th to SATURDAY 27th of February.
We will be showing two new video films a night with a performance that corresponds or is inspired by that evening’s films.
1. THIS IS THE FESTIVAL SCENE – Alexandra Lort Philips
2. TAKE A LEAP INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN – Jonny Mugwump
3. THAT MAGIC THING – Inga Tillere
4. WHEN LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH – Gil De Ray
5. ON SET ROMANCE – Tam Dean Burn
6. NOTES FROM A GALLERY – Bjorn Hatleskog
7. THIS RHYTHM OF LIFE – Fliss Kitson
8. A NEW CLEAR VISION – Jo Joelson
THIS IS THE FESTIVAL SCENE – Alexandra Lort Phillips
Alexandra Lort Philips lives in Edinburgh where she is producing theatre and film, she is the cofounder of Yardheads along with fellow artistic director John Paul McGroaty. https://yardheads.wordpress.com/
TAKE A LEAP INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN – Jonny Mugwump
Jonny Mugwump, formerly of the Exotic Pylon, oversees The Neon Hospice radio station, is digital editor at large for Repeater Books and comprises one half of Psychological Strategy Board
THAT MAGIC THING – Inga Tillere
Inga Tillere is a Latvian born London based artist working with photography and film.
Inga is responsible for all Band of Holy Joy visuals from sleeve to screen to stage.
WHEN LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH – Gil De Ray
Gil De Ray is a musician film maker and one half of the multi-media duo Cold Lips. Originally from Glasgow and now residing in Berlin Gil has toured across the world blending musical performance with video projections. He is currently working on a 50-minute, psychedelic road trip film ‘Pathway to the Stars’ with an accompanying soundtrack album. https://gilderay.bandcamp.com/
ON SET ROMANCE – Tam Dean Burn
Tam Dean Burn is an actor across many platforms and theatremaker. He has been working extensively with the artist Bill Drummond. He also sings in the Burnsian band The Bum-Clocks and plays baritone horn in the Glasgow community brass band Brass Aye. Tam is a committed activist focussing this year on COP26 in Glasgow in November https://vimeo.com/tharmas
NOTES FROM A GALLERY – Bjorn Hatesklog
Bjorn Hatleskog is a Scots Norwegian experimental musician and sound artist based in London. His work explores the nature of feedback loops and, noise and interference. He is a joint curator of the Liminality performance art exhibitions an integral member of Tuatha and runs the record label adaadat https://www.adaadat.co.uk/romvelope/
THIS RHYTHM OF LIFE – Fliss Kitson
Fliss Kitson is the drummer and co-ordinator of The Nightingales. She is an illustrator who graduated from Norwich Art School and has continued to express herself with illustration ever since. After seeing the videos Fliss made for The Nightingales, Band of Holy Joy asked her to contribute to this present collection. @flisskitson
A NEW CLEAR VISION – Jo Joelson
Jo Joelson is a London based artist, researcher, writer and educator. She has a background as a practicing lighting designer with a pioneering, experimental and interdisciplinary approach. She is the author of the wonderful book Library of Light.