December 12, 2013
Vinyl Factory Films
Warp oversee Tate takeover to interrogate the links between acid house, brass bands and visual art.
Last week, we gave you a sneak preview of the audio/visual installations produced by Warp artists Hudson Mohawke, Oneohtrix Point Never, Rustie and patten for the Tate Britain and their exploration of Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller’s 1997 work “A History Of The World”. Charting the unlikely connections between working class colliery band culture and early rave, Deller’s piece was thoroughly reimagined for the 21st century by day-glo Morris dancers/ravers, gurning totemic sculptures and even a rerun for Deller’s own Acid Brass house band, who performed covers of rave classics to the delight of the young audience, at last able to live out their own fantastical nostalgias.
Taking stock of the events at the free event at Tate Britain on 6th December, filmmaker Jared Schiller caught up with Deller to get the inside story. Produced for Tate Britain, you can click here for more information.
Jeremy Deller has collaborated on several projects with The Vinyl Factory in recent years, with his latest work English Magic taking centre stage at the Venice Biennale British Pavilion earlier this year. This time employing a West London steel band to cover a trinity of songs from three corners of British musical heritage, you can find out more about the record here.
The steel band cover of A Guy Called Gerald’s acid house touchstone ‘Voodoo Ray’ was then remixed back into a joyous, piano-led house track by Optimo, copies of which signed by Jeremy Deller are now available from The Vinyl Factory shop.