I first performed this live music video for the Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's
'The Lyre Of Orpheus' as part of my studies at Norwich art school in 2008. The
all about narrative and we were asked to do a live performance interpretation
one of a selection of stories we were given. The Greek myth of Orpheus
and Eurydice happened
to be one of the options, and I made the connection to the Nick Cave song, happy
in the knowledge
that I could hide behind the screen and let Mr Cave do the talking.
I'm not exactly a natural performer, so I was shitting it a
bit and made a few mistakes (although I think that kind
of adds to the fun), and as far as I was concerned I'd never
be doing anything
like this again, and shoved all the drawings away in a drawer
somewhere. People seem to like it though, and I've performed
it a couple more times since. I'd love to do some different songs
at some point, but I need to find something as suitable as the
Cave song - any suggestions would be very welcome!
Here's the second performance, at Videolab in Edinburgh's Arts
Complex building. I also spoke a bit afterwards, but that has
been deleted from the records due to me coming across as a complete
And here's the latest one at N_ilk in Drouthy
Neebors, Dundee. Really great night at which
my VJ mate Garry did some cool visuals
One day I will perform it perfectly, and the world shall end.
My mate Till Laßmann emailed me the other day with a link
to some similar stuff that he's been up to with his mate Stephan
Lomp. Looks like great fun, although I don't understand a word
of it, and they're clearly very good at drawing and have no problems
coming up with stuff on the spot, whereas my stuff is meticulously
planned, believe it or not :D
a link to a translated blog post about the performance
to give you an idea of the event.