Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Galas to Public: Eat it bitches!
We saw this at the Barbican at the weekend. The staff all seemed a little embarrassed at the intensity of the sounds, especially as it was elsewhere a beautiful sunny day, but it was pretty much what it said on the tin. I didn't know what to expect, but it was certainly meant to get you right in the ears and eyes. This interview from Run Riot explains the work and Diamanda's outlook pretty well - sample text:
LD (Run Riot): Are you working on anything new at the moment? What else is coming up for you in 2011?
Diamanda Galas: A large work dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia in the very old and the horror of that ignominiousness as it is experienced. Yes, for those who laugh, more unpleasant subject matter from Ms. Galás, and eat it bitches, you too boys who laugh in the pubs. When you die you will cry alone and the smell of your own shit will be your only best friend. Have a nice life, pansies!
Image and video from Run Riot/Diamanda Galas