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Anyone else isn't you
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Far Away So Close
This Much is Certain
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We're Coming To Take You Away, Hurrah!!
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Modern Love in London
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Century City
Kill Yr Idols
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Yerself is Steam
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Iain and Jane with the installation of File under Sacred Music in Charade
Iain and Jane with the installation of File under Sacred Music in Charade

Charade, at Impressions Gallery in York, looked to explore diverse notions of identity, fantasy and performance through four artists work. Exploding the idea of the 'authentic' spectacle, each artist plays with the conventions of live art, combining digital media and installation. Commissioned as part of the BBC's controversial Shooting Live Artists project, four works will be shown as part of SightSonic 2003, York's International Digital Arts Festival.

Installation view of File under Sacred Music projection in CharadeInstallation view of File under Sacred Music projection in Charade

Charade featured a large-scale installation of File under Sacred Music (20 mins DVD with sound), Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard's re-make of an infamous bootleg video documenting The Cramps legendary performance at Napa Mental Institute, California in 1978.

The opening party for CharadeThe opening party for Charade

Charade featured work by:

George Chakravarthi, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Lisa Watts and Leslie Hill & Helen Paris.

The opening party for CharadeDJ at the opening party for CharadeThe opening party for Charade

Iain and Jane were invited to present a gallery talk as part of the Sight Sonic Festival programme of events at Impressions Gallery.

Iain and Jane's gallery talk for Charade
Iain and Jane's gallery talk for Charade

Impressions Gallery
29 Castlegate
York YO1 9RN

17 October to 6 December 2003
10am to 5.30pm Monday - Saturday. Free admission

For more information about File under Sacred Music:
For more information about Charade from Impressions Gallery: www.impressions-gallery.com


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Works in this show
File under Sacred Music

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Related work
File under Sacred Music (Reverberation)
File under Sacred Music (This much is certain)

Related shows
File under Sacred Music
We're coming to take you away, hurrah!
Artists' Films about music culture
This Much is Certain
Shooting Live Artists

Related essays and press
'Nests, Puke, Frames and baby Faces', Tom McCarthy
'It Beats Bingo!', The Guardian
'Rewind and repeat to fade' - Art Review
'Psychotic Reaction' - Mojo
'Spastic Fantastic' - Sleazenation
'Would a band by any other name...' - i-D Magazine

Related sites
File under Sacred Music
Impressions Gallery
Shooting Live Artists
Sight Sonic 2003

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