[October 30 2016]
Today you can watch the free performance “Kustom Kar Kommandos Karaoke”, a contemporary re-imagining of Kenneth Anger‘s 1965 experimental film film ‘Kustom Kar Kommandos’ where a young man buffs a customized hot rod in front of a pink background, to the tune of “Dream Lover” by The Paris Sisters.
Presented as a live film in ultra close-up, Peter Cant and Krzysztof Honowski make a choreography out of small objects such as healing stones, plastic flowers, and rubber gloves. They improvise the accompanying soundtrack by scrolling through a Google Doc of their past conversations; words which are re-spoken and (with the help of autotune) reprised in tentative melodies.
The live act was first workshopped with the help of ‘I’m With You’ at the Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest at the Barbican in November 2015, and then further developed at the Sound Acts Festival in Athens, in May 2016.
The performance will take place today at 3pm and 4.30pm at A.M London, All Hallows Church (Entrance through double doors in public gardens) 10 Copperfield Street, Southwark. Free Entrance.