Grand Union next show is an exhibition of work by London-based artist Jamie Shovlin. Hiker Meat examines the degree to which a film director (or artist) has control over their works’ intended message, meaning and historical legacy.
The show is a partial adaptation of an earlier work by Shovlin, Lustfaust: A Folk Anthology 1976–81 (2003–6), an archive of material created by the fans and musicians of a fictional German noise band. Within the archive is a narrative sketch an exploitation film called Hiker Meat, for which Lustfaust composed the soundtrack. Using this material, Shovlin is producing a large body of work which acts as a homage to, and deconstruction of, exploitation horror films of the 1970s and 1980s.
On the opening night, Lustfaust will perform their live score to Rinzoli’s infamous film. Using sixty televisions and an assortment of sound equipment and musical instruments, the band will compose and reconfigure the imagery and sound of Hiker Meat. The configuration they leave will form the remaining exhibition at Grand Union. Please note the exhibition contains graphic material that is not suitable for children.
Hiker Meat opens on 24 September 7-9pm. The show continue until 13 October. Grand Union is open Thursday to Saturday 12-5pm and can be found at Unit 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, B5 5RS.