Following on from Gazelle Twin’s widely acclaimed Unflesh LP and world tour, her latest project – audiovisual live show, Kingdom Come is inspired by J.G Ballard’s final novel, and explores tribalism, social conditioning and fascism in the contemporary suburban and consumer landscape.
Originally commissioned by Future Everything Festival in 2016 (UK), the performance features two vocalists on treadmills, silhouetted against an episodic series of mesmerising and violent short films created by British filmmakers Chris Turner and Tash Tung. With rising acts of terrorism and the political far right across Europe, it makes an uncanny social commentary for the present day, and is a chilling reminder of Ballard’s prophetic writing.
‘not a word is uttered by the audience, as it is completely captivating’ Drowned In Sound at Sonar Festival, ES 2016
‘one of the weekend’s highlights’ Resident Advisor at Rewire Festival, NL 2016.
‘absolutely incredible. Thy will be done.’ The Quietus at Sonar Festival, ES 2016
‘even more strange and glorious than expected’ Louder Than War at Future Everything Festival, UK 2016
Music and Concept by Gazelle Twin
Films by Chris Turner & Tash Tung
Performed by: Jez Bernholz, Natalie Sharp, Stuart Warwick
Originally commissioned by Future Everything Festival (UK) 2016.