BO NINGEN PLAY RED GALLERY WITH A SHOWING OF THE INFAMOUS HAIR ANIMATION BY TIM NOBLE AND SUE WEBSTER FIRST CONCEIVED AT THE VENICE BIENNALE 2011
HAIR. Bo Ningen collaborate with Tim Noble and Sue Webster in a special performance during Frieze Week in London on 15th October 2015 in a recreation of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown 2013
Sue Webster speaking of the collaboration says “I first saw Bo Ningen by accident at the Shoreditch 1-2-3-4 festival back in 2010. I had never seen anything like it – four Japanese gentlemen with hair down to their knees who played guitars with their teeth, naturally I was mesmerised.”
“After interviewing them for the music paper BEAT, I spent the next few weeks plucking long black hairs from the back of my sofa…this induced Tim and I to make ‘hair portraits’ of each member of the band, which metamorphised itself perfectly into the idea of creating an animation made entirely from their HAIR”.
Bo Ningen say of their work and artistic collaboration “ Crossing the borders, lines that had been drawn by someone else to confine specific ideas within the made up territories, is to draw your own line across, around or above these pre-conceptualized territories. That is what we have been trying to do and still working on it. To draw something other than interaction between sound and visuals in a live show. I do not know what that is, so there is some experimentation needed. Working with people like Tim Noble and Sue Webster helps us finding new language on this subject. We talk but in many different ways and forms using various medium like, say, visuals and sound.”
HAIR was first conceived for the Venice Biennale, 2011 and then later at the CPH PIX festival 2012. It was most recently re-animated and presented as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall in June 2013.
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