Lydia Lunch: “Dust and Shadows” A Multimedia Performance
Sunday, Nov 6th, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Presented by Meow Wolf and Some Serious Business
Lydia Lunch DUST AND SHADOWS
A multimedia performance
Lydia Lunch’s Dust and Shadows is a unique combination of otherworldly textures, images
and sound set to themes which deal lyrically with war, violence, surveillance and survival.
Haunting images of the numerous ghost towns throughout the Spanish desert and the lost
lovers whose mysterious spectre seem to forever stalk the abandoned ruins and empty
rooms create a gorgeous backdrop of atmospheric layers. Some of the images featured in
the video were shot in the ruins of Belchite, a village destroyed in the Spanish Civil War.
One piece specifically—Ghosts of Spain—is a lament to the 6000 people who lost their lives
there, to all those who have been massacred in the Middle East, and to all the victims of
Americans endless wars and increasing violence on its own soil. Psycho-ambient
soundscapes further the dynamic musicality of Lydia’s lyrical poetry and hypnotic voice.
Lydia Lunch is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether attacking the patriarchy and
their pornographic war mongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love
song to the broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament to her
Lydia Lunch is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether attacking the patriarchy and their
pornographic war mongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the
broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament to her warrior nature.
She has released too many musical projects to tally, has been on tour for decades, has published
dozens of articles, half a dozen books and simply refuses to just shut up. Brooklyn’s own Akashic
Books have published her recent anthology Will Work For Drugs, as well as her outrageous memoir
of sexual insanity Paradoxia, A Predator's Diary, which has been translated into seven languages. Ms.
Lunch has contributed to their just released The Heroin Chronicles edited by Jerry Stahl.
In 2009 Lydia unleashed Big Sexy Noise, her unpredictable return to hard rock featuring long time
collaborators Terry Edwards and James Johnston of Gallon Drunk and her acclaimed band
RETROVIRUS offers raw, blistering intensity in brand new renditions of material from the entire
musical career of the legendary Ms. Lunch, from Teenage Jesus to 13.13, 8-Eyed Spy to Shotgun
Wedding and much more.
In 2012 Rizzoli released her sassy, sexy cookbook The Need To Feed, proving that even food in the
right hands can be a dangerous thing.