29 September 8PM

The first event of Overlap will also be the launch event for AND Festival. The weirder, harder, more-mysytical brother to Wave If You’re Really ThereSpectres of Spectacle features new work from Wirral-based music-maestro Forest Swords.

***hauntology in Performance/Lo-Fi/Writing/Ultra-Boogie***
Maria Minerva, Anat Ben David, Forest Swords, Victoria Gray, Emily Critchley, Samizdat for AND Festival opening party.

Produced by Mercy and AND, with programming support from Samizdat and La Racaille, this event features a new auto-destructive work from musical pioneer Forest Swords, cut at Ted Riederer’s amazing Never Records installation at London Bridge; a one-off performance from the incomparable Anat Ben David (Chicks on Speed); art-house boogie from Maria Minerva, and a unique mix of avant garde performance and new writing works from Victoria Gray, Nathan Walker and Emily Critchley.

“has there ever been a time when finding gaps in the seamless surfaces of ‘reality’ has ever felt more pressing? Excessive presence leaves no traces. Hauntology’s absent present, meanwhile, is nothing but traces….” K-punk

This unique gig/performance/installation hybrid event brings together artists and musicians working with the contemporary practices which reinvent retro-impulses and personal histories into an uncanny hyper-modern response. These half-erased, deliberately fogged works across lo-fi, spoken word, and the analogue/digital crossover deliver a nuanced, complex response to a present day of degraded ideals.

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