Feed and the third man

Mar 20, 2015



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


An evening of performances exploring experimental vocals presented as part of the VOICE OVER mind Festival.

Vocalist Camille Hesketh and artist Petra van der Schoot debuted Feed (2015)—an interplay of vocalization, projected image, and audio fragments that experiment with perceptions of parasocial relationships. For the thirty-minute performance, Hesketh sat in a chair illuminated by a spotlight on the stage of the Grand Luxe Hall. With white paint covering her face and hair, her body became the surface for projected videos of red lips performing monologues drawn from real interviews with artists, celebrities, and politicians. The positioning of her head was controlled by “puppeteer” Guzman Ramons, who stood in the shadows behind Hesketh’s chair as she performed improvisational vocals in response to the monologues. 

Erik Bünger presented the third man (2010)—a performative lecture and video work that offers an alternative theory about the origin of popular song. The fifty-minute work analyzes and re-contextualizes popular references to explore everything from the history of recording to pop song earworms. 

Following their performances, Erik Bünger, Camille Hesketh, and Petra van der Schoot were joined on stage by Western Front music curator DB Boyko for a talk back.

Presented with support from SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada. 

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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