fig-2 39/50: Darren Bader
Darren Bader’s approach to sculpture is often guided by language and happenstance.
On the occasion of his solo exhibition at ?g-2, he will show three music-themed works. Candy Says, Lisa Says, Stephanie Says, Caroline Says, an homage to the late Lou Reed, invites people with the four eponymous names to congregate and converse among themselves, over their smartphones/computers, and to ?g-2 visitors. Study for Eight Days a Week, an offshoot of Bader’s work in the recently opened Lyon Biennale, merges numerous songs according to title. The exhibition’s third work invites various musicians to form temporary quartets/quintets. The musicians will be grouped unorthodoxly, combining instruments rarely heard together: 808s, aulochromes, baglamas, bagpipes, bawus and bells, on down to trombones, violas, voices and zithers. Each quartet/quintet will be invited to write a song they can then record and mix in the free studio provided by ?g-2. If you’re a musician and interested in booking a session, please email email@example.com.
28th September - 4th October 2015
ICA Studio, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Image: Darren Bader, Calling all the Candy(s), Lisa(s), Stephanie(s) and Caroline(s) of London