SHIFT - caroline - Cardiff Transformed - Max Syedtollan - QUEER CROW DEATH MAGIC
- caroline - Cardiff Transformed - Max Syedtollan - QUEER CROW DEATH MAGIC
caroline began in early 2017, evolving out of weekly improvisation sessions. Band members brought together their shared influences, including Midwestern emo, Appalachian folk, minimalist classical and various forms of electronic music, slowly expanding their ranks as the songs developed.
Max Syedtollan is an artist-composer living and working in Glasgow, with a multi-disciplinary practice spanning music, text and image. Interests include world-building, anachronism, affect, melody, improvisation, comedy and the naïve.
His pieces have been broadcast on BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6; performed in places such as Café Oto and Snape Maltings, and featured in The Quietus and The Wire. Besides composing under his own name Syedtollan produces music as ‘Horse Whisperer’ which has been featured on NTS Radio, Resonance FM and Radiophrenia.
In 2019 he was selected as one of Sound and Music’s ‘New Voices’, and released his second album of DIY chamber music on Glasgow label GLARC (supported by the Arts Council). In 2020 he made some radio plays & worked with Plus Minus Ensemble. In 2021 he released his third album.
A residency by Frank Duffy, culminating in a 3-day exhibition in the space from 22nd- 24th April.
The exhibition opening will be from 6-9pm on Friday 22nd April.
If you can’t make the opening, the exhibition will be available to see on the Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm.
The exhibition, QUEER CROW DEATH MAGIC, will show the work Frank wil create at the residency plus some older works too.
Frank, will be using old, reused, rejected and repurposed surfaces to smear oils and stick newspaper cuttings and draw crows. Incredibly excited to be spending two weeks in deep immersion & seeing what emerges. I’m planning a few events to go alongside this.
“Frank Duffy (they/them) works through collage, oil paints, lino printing, newspaper clippings and sparkly stickers to explore the strange and shifting space between binaries. Frustrated with the structural straitjacket of heteronormativity, particularly vicious media transphobia, Frank drafts an army of crows aimed at bringing chaos to order, expanding that gap between this-and-that, determined that they, and all the other queerdos, will have room to breathe.”