VISION OF EXCESS
VISIONS OF EXCESS is a 12 hour communion with the ragged spirit of Georges Bataille exploring the "scatological philosophers" key themes of death, eroticism and the forbidden. Curators Ron Athey and Lee Adams intention is not merely to programme a multi-media 'Happening', but to lay down the map for an esoterotic journey into the heart of darkness. The concept for Visions of Excess is not a tidy one, the aim is to curate a perfect mess, strategise a series of
installation options, stage gestures of defiance, framing out space but leaving room for acts of transgressive participation and rampant exhibitionism.
Hosted by the inimitable David Hoyle and featuring live performances from an array of internationally renowned artists including Franko B, Julie Tolentino, Bruce La Bruce, Kembra Pfahler, Suka Off, Kira O'Reilly, Dominic Johnson and Nicole Blackman plus video work by Genesis P Orridge, Peter Christopherson, SUPERM, Daniel Mckernan & Ritchie Rennt and Terence Koh, Visions of Excess will create a swirling, vertiginous "total derangement of the senses" inducing personal transfiguration and the expansion of consciousness.
Step inside. Let your eyes adjust, we've got all night, so take your time...
"One of the most unmissable events of the year"
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Easter Sunday 12th April 9pm - 9am
SHUNT Vaults, Joiner St. London SE1 9RL
(enter from London Bridge Station)
Presented as part of SPILL Festival of Performance