On August, 19, London’s Roundhouse theater will undergo a spectacular transformation as the artist, architect and designer Ron Arad unveils Curtain Call, a 360-degree interactive installation made of 5600 silicon rods that will serve as a high-tech canvas for works by Hussein Chalayan, Christian Marclay, David Shrigley, and other contemporary artists.
Curtain Call will also serve as the focal point of a special performance by Innervisions artists Henrik Schwarz, Ame, and Dixon as they perform their live soundtrack to the 1920s silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Showing a different side of their musical personalities, the acclaimed house producers take a more conceptual tack here, with a score populated by musical figures which correspond to the films’ characters, played in real time using a variety of hardware instruments and controllers.
“An Evening at the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” takes place on August 19; tickets are £25, available at Resident Advisor. For further information, see here. Keep reading to check out a video giving you an idea of what to expect from Arad’s installation.
In other Innervisions news, the label recently announced that it is leaving its current vinyl distributor in favor of self-distribution, with all Innervisions vinyl releases initially to be made available exclusively on Muting The Noise, the crew’s autonomous web shop.
“The main reason for the decision is that we want to continue offering elaborative, high-quality artwork for our vinyl releases despite the advancing digitization of the music industry,” said Steffen “Dixon” Berkhahn, one of the label’s co-founders. “We believe that individual representation of what we feel through music is essential in today’s fast-paced exchange and throwaway culture.”
Congratulations to Innervisions for making the step, and best of luck!