Searching for Nick Drake, curated by Andrea Fitzpatrick opens 22nd Sept at 6pm
Searching for Nick Drake, curated by Andrea Fitzpatrick in association with the Estate of Nick Drake http://www.brytermusic.com/
A Radience Enemy & Loner Deluxe , Ruth Beale, Gavin Bush, Cubs, Tom Flanagan and Megs Morley, Andrea Fitzpatrick, Francis Heery, Johanna Lecklin, Vicky Langan, Danny McCarthy, Jonas Mekas, Benn Northover, Tim Pope, Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon, Gavin Prior, Raising Holy Sparks, and Yawning Chasm
Basement Project Space, Camden Quay, Cork
22nd -28th September 2011
Open daily 1 – 5pm.
Opening event Thursday 22nd September 6 – 8pm.
Performances by A Radience Enemy & Loner Deluxe, Francis Heery, Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon and Gavin Prior.
Following a period of deep depression, the musician Nick Drake died on the 25th of November, 1974 of a prescription drug overdose. Nick had failed to found the recognition he had so desperately sought during his lifetime. No moving image documentation of the adult Nick Drake exists. Nineteen practitioners have attempted to find Nick Drake in a series of works. The resulting works demonstrate fictional versions of Nick – all of which have been sustained by the ever increasing audience for his work. Nick emerges as an enigmatic figure layered by tales and experiences of others who try to draw him into their lives. As his father, Rodney, said of Nick,
“And I remember in one of his reports towards the end of the time at his first school, the headmaster gave him a very good report, but said at the end that none of us seemed to know him very well. And I think that was it. All the way through with Nick. People didn’t know him very much.”
This retracing of Nick is explored through video, film, drawing, fanzine and sound. Sound works by A Radience Enemy & Loner Deluxe , Cubs, Francis Heery, Vicky Langan, Danny McCarthy, Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon, Gavin Prior, Raising Holy Sparks, and Yawning Chasm are broadcast in the gallery space so bring a radio or use one provided.
For more information, please see http://www.soundinthetree.com