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The Cult of RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ — LETTER RACING THROUGH THE WOUNDED GALAXY
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The Cult’s obsession with RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ ( the late 1970’s nasal rapper, graffiti artist,  and seminal Gothic Futurist philosopher MC, AKA the Equation>> ) is manifested through performing group rituals that sample elements of 1980’s Hip Hop sub-virus culture, the cut up writing of William Burroughs (Bill scored stimulants off Ramm) and Robert Moses, master architect of the Cross Bronx Expressway (The road partly responsible for the dystopian backdrop of 1970’s South Bronx where Hip Hop began).  Branded trainers with their soles cut out become talismans, bastardised car parts, shin pads and discarded plastic become body armour in the exo skeleton aesthetic of the RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ. During rituals, text are transcribed through Break- spraying, and Bitumen bombing on cut up kitchen Lino- a surface reconfigured for headspinning in the 1980’s.

Cultists – Lu Ma Oi, Eve Fainke, Tex Royale, Dead Steppa, Alexis Milne, Rogue Milne, Chooc Ly Tan, MP3reeze, Leffe Crumb and The Crane Broker.

 

As part of a series of events at Modern Art Oxford, ‘Sounding’ brought together work by artists Rob Lye, Mark Essen and Benedict Drew. This performance can be considered in relation to the following: appropriation, avatar, dance, digital, documentation, interface, language, music, rave, ritual, social space, techno, video and virtual space.