Sunday 25 November 2018, 1–3.30pm
Slip present an afternoon with the godfather of Wild Pop: Gwilly Edmondez.
Gwilly will be revisiting the performance installation & exhibition that took place at Vienna’s AfG in 2011, Gwilly Made An Art; extending the principle of the original show, Gwilly will combine image, sound and text connected to the Militant Seed image/text publication,Wasn’t 1: Person to Person Cataclysmics, copies of which will be available to buy and/or give away in a quiz if one happens. He’ll then give a talk on the way person-to-person cataclysmics are manifest in Wild Pop and related precursors like Hip Hop and Jazz, as well as talking to Slip’s Laurie Tompkins.
Gwilly Edmondez represents a coagulation of multiple character strands derived out of one private/public individual whose corporeal manifestation carries it through live shows, albums, videos and numerous collaborations in improvised music. Born in Lake Fear, Pen-Y-Bont, Gwilly has released numerous albums in different formats; as a performer he has worked with (among many others) Heaving Stews, Valerie Pearson, Karl D’Silva, Tony Gage, Richard Bowers, Rhodri Davies, Faye MacCalman, Posset, THF Drenching, Odie Ji Ghast, Brown Torpedo, Wrest, People Like Us, Tobias Illingworth, Pat Thomas, Lauren Kinsella and James Joys.
Other incarnations include Radioactive Sparrow co-founder Bill Bargefoot, MYKL JAXN out of YEAH YOU and the writer/composer/artist Gustav Thomas which is probably his real name. In all guises he is a purveyor of reaLFake Wild Pop, tearing open the terrified quotidian regimes of colonized consciousness (through, and in, his own brain) in order to plunge intensities between the cracks exposed. This doesn’t actually, necessarily, work - per se - but it’s the in engagement of attempts where the drama takes place.