Friday, 20th November
At 9:30pm tonight ‘Days of Future Past’ by Leon Clowes.
First broadcast on Reel Rebels Radio on 20th April 2020, this nightmarish re-entry into creative practice is an audio sketchbook of lived trauma. There are three elements: bootleg recordings of artists that have inspired, visceral voice pieces recorded at the beginning of lockdown, and DIY four track demos of electro pop and cabaret songs written in the late 80s/early 90s.
Leon Clowes is a queer disabled conceptual artist (www.leonclowes.com). His research-led creative practice combines sound, words, space, co-creation, autoethnography and Brechtian Verfremsdungeffekt. It is informed by research excavation of his lived trauma experiences, and exchange with other artists who also deal with trauma. Days of Future Past is broadcast with the kind permission of Queer Art Projects. The piece is currently part of the #WIPexhibition: https://qap.digital/wip/