Reactor Halls E15: You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen
A live radio show by Jenny Moore & guests
Saturday 30 May
Performance: 19:30-21:30 (with interval)
Tickets: £3 in advance, book here
You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen takes ‘Misunderstandings’ as its method. Speaking to and from the working lives of artists and the insane neo-liberal demands that they be everything to everyone. With: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy (Biter’s Crew), Chloe Cooper, Patrick Coyle, Simon Clark, Sian Robinson Davies, James Ferris, Steven Ounanian, Morgan Parker, Holly Pester, Megan Pickering & Bedfellows, and Reactor. Set design by Jenny Moore with Alexis Dirks and Rosalie Schweiker. Written words by Emily Beber before and after the fact, and an in-house band including all of the above.
This live event, is part of the ‘making-of’ the radio show of the same name. Each episode of You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen uses a different ‘hot word’ as it’s central axis: Happiness, Expectations, Misunderstandings, and Quality. At Reactor Halls, the third episode – Misunderstandings – will be generated through a night of interviews, texts, music, plays, and other sounds taking place in front of a live audience inside a built environment.
An evening celebrating nonsense, inventing new words, ventriloquism, undermining clear business plans, exploring the edges of clarity, talking sexual health, reading meaning into not-knowing, squeezing into the wrong spaces, and taking pleasure in being completely mis-interpreted. Amongst other things.
Jenny Moore is a Canadian artist and musician based in London. She makes live events and installations where sculpture and performance meet, using music and comedy as way of exploring the now of political concerns and failures. She plays in the all-female, all-drum band Charismatic Megafauna and performs with a shifting roster of friends, who make events, performances, and dinner parties. Her recent performances include Serpentine Gallery, London; Library Gallery, Canada; Wysing Music Festival, Cambridge; Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Other recent projects: Almanac Projects, Tate Modern, South London Gallery, Hayward Gallery (all London), LA Pedestrians (Los Angeles), Bergen Kunsthalle (Norway), and the Printed Matter Art Book Fair (New York). She went to art school twice, in Winnipeg and London.
This event is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.