Sunday, May 15, 2011

Japanese song #2

Tomorrow at 1:30pm- right after lunch, I will descend into the dark and grimy cave that is Echo Point to participate in an artwork by Bec Dean. Bec is going to sing for 12 hours, non-stop, no repeats, only breaks for toilets and snacks. It's for an exhibition put together by Micheal Dagostino called When Good Curators Go Bad. He has invited former artists who are now curators to make a work asking the questions
If you stop creating do you stop being an artist? Are years of study wasted if you don't go on to have an arts practice? Can you be an artist and curator at the same time?
Bec has invited us one or two at a time for half an hour each, and will
be recording this entire solo performance on video, which will be played back at MOP and installed along with an Echo Point inspired mini-bar that punters are welcome to partake in.
The only thing that I have practiced consistently over the last 15 years besides writing and curating is Karaoke. Many of you have joined me in various Karaoke bars over these past years, and so I am making a work that is dedicated to you.
For some reason my post about karaoke on Bec's birthday has been hugely popular. It's the number 2 most popular post on my blog with 82 hits. Number one is Field Guide to the Birds of Tokyo's Metro System- 121 hits, which I think is popular as there is a band called Birds of Tokyo. Most of my post get about 20 hits with the popular ones reaching 40, so I am not sure what is bringing this post up. Perhaps Bec's legendary karaoke performances have reached international fame and are destined to be the next internet sensation. Stay tuned!


  1. She really is a legend, can't believe she's going to sing for 12 hours non-stop! X

  2. I think those last hours are going to be a bit croaky. What tiem have you booked in?