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Artbank: 26 March, 2017

Artbank: 26 March, 2017

Janine Eisenaecher has been in town. The Berlin based sound artist presented “Eat Your Enemy #4 I don’t want to want” at Audio Foundation on Saturday. The monologue she presented  was delivered to the beat and sounds of dripping coke bottles. It channeled John Cage’s lecture “Composition as Process“ (1958), discussing the invisible work of artists and the need for solidarity and care within a highly competitive field. She discussed her ongoing practice with Theo, and told us how Berlin has come to (re)embrace performance art.

Cushla Donaldson and Ioana Gordon-Smith have put together an experimental, complex show called “The Fairy Falls,” on now at Te Uru Waitakere. We traverse various aspects of the show (a doco about the Black Sabbaths 1973 visit to Ngaruawahia, the significance of the grid, Cliff Curtis’ red carpet attire etc.) to the sound of Black Sabbath.

We sound out the line between poetry and music with Rachel, as she plays some tunes PJ Harvey’s “The Wind” and a more rec