Saturday 21 February 2015
7pm - Midnight
Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?
Ever been left with a tale of heartbreak and played a record over and over again not knowing what to do with yourself?
At Transition Gallery your lovelorn record and lovesick stories can become part of Longing Disco, a unique live art event by artist Nick Fox. Fox invites visitors to bring their own records and stories of love, loss, courtship and longing, which will be become part of his Longing Archive. Fox believes that events such as Longing Disco are a reaction to mediated modes of communication, creating a social glue to celebrate the expressive power that music and song has to unite us all.
Started by artist Nick Fox in 2009, Longing Disco brings together individuals and communities to share music and songsthat chart the emotional spectrum of love and longing. A reaction to mediated modes of communication, the physical event creates a social glue to celebrate the expressive power that music and song has to unite us all.
On the night the Transition shop will be stocked with specially made memorabilia by artist Alex Michon, and a selection of vintage vinyl.
How to take part in Longing Disco
Participants can either get on touch with requests before the event
by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
or Twitter - @LongingDisco
Or you can bring their own records, CDs or MP3s along on the night. Fox will also have access to online music libraries to find the lost songs you no longer have to hand.
There is a maximum of three song requests per person.
Requests must include:
song title, artist, and the story behind the song choice.
(this information will be kept anonymous)
All song requests are played and all musical tastes are welcome.
Narratives will be accessioned into The Longing Archive, a depositary for the ephemera of longing.
Longing Disco coincides with Nick Fox’s solo exhibitions Bad Seed at Sutton House (5 February – 27 March 2015), and Nightsong at Angus-Hughes Gallery (7 February – 7 March 2015). Fox is also included in Sex Shop, the next exhibition at Transition from 28 February – 29 March
The Longing Disco also marks the start of Transition’s Auction of Desire whereby work by over 30 artists including Rose Wylie, Phillip Allen and Mark Titchner will be auctioned to raise funds for Transition’s ongoing programme of exhibitions, events and publications. The auction will be hosted by the online auction house Paddle8 from 20 February until 5 March and a selection of works will be displayed in the ‘backroom’ at Transition throughout The Longing Disco event and through to 5 March during gallery opening hours.
Transition’s season of desire continues from 28 February – 29 March 2015 with the exhibition Sex Shop and a special Sex themed issue of Garageland magazine.