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30 August 2014

Modern Art Oxford

Featuring —

The Cult of RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, Benedict Drew, Mark Essen, Rob Lye

Cover image courtesy of Benedict Drew and Matts Gallery.

As the second event in our fourth series ‘Sounding’ explored the work of artists who engage with music and sound and the subcultures that form around them.

In dialogue with the other events in a series exploring themes of sitelessness, nomadism, transience and temporary occupation of spaces, the event investigated how subcultural and short-term events can act as parasitic cultures that use a flexible ‘open’ space for a specific purpose. Taking place alongside Barbara Kruger’s exhibition, the event sought to occupy Modern Art Oxford through sound, drawing on references to the itinerant and subversive subcultural practices of underground music, sound systems, raves, music festivals and graffiti culture.

Works presented:

Mark Essen, ‘Chisel Break’

Rob Lye ‘On Silence,’

Benedict Drew ‘The Ryan Gander careers advice bureaux’

The Cult of RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ, ‘Letter Racing Through the Wounded Galaxy – A Sub-Viral Ritual by The Cult of RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ’

A printed publication was produced by PaperWork Press to go alongside this event, accompanied by a CDR featuring ‘Annex’ by Rob Lye.