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FK Alexander: I Could Go on Singing at Southbank Centre

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Time 19:00
Date 24/02/20
Price £18

Performance artist FK Alexander sings along to the final recording of Judy Garland singing ‘Over the Rainbow’ in an intimate and visceral performance.

Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 February, various times.

FK stands hand-in-hand with self-selected members of the audience while singing along to a recording made just four months before Garland’s death.

Against a wall of music provided by noise band Okishima Island Tourist Association, the performance creates a moment of undivided attention.

Audience members may volunteer to have ‘Over the Rainbow’ sung to them, holding FK’s hand, in a one-to-one experience witnessed by the rest of the audience.

The recording you can hear FK singing live to is the last known recording of Garland singing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, at her final concert in Copenhagen 25 March 1969, shortly before her death on 22 June 1969.

I Could Go on Singing was the title of the last movie Judy Garland made, in 1963. She made 41 films, over 1,100 concert appearances, and countless more radio, television and recording performances in her career.

FK Alexander’s I Could Go on Singing is winner of Total Theatre Award for Emerging Artist and Autopsy Award, both Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

Glasgow-based performance artist FK Alexander’s work has themes of wounds, recovery, aggressive healing, radical wellness, industrialisation and noise music. She puts her body at the centre of live art in often ridiculous attempts to communicate ideas around new language, new violence and new love.

Okishima Island Tourist Association are transcendental noise duo Lea Cummings (Kylie Minoise, Opaque) and Sara Glass (Grimalkin555, The Fnords). Using multi-frequency overload and explosive sonic maximalism, their work opens higher states of consciousness.

"Nothing will quite prepare you for the emotional impact and intimacy of this quite extraordinary piece." - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend FK Alexander: I Could Go on Singing at Southbank Centre at 19:00 on Wednesday 26 February. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: What was the name of the film production company formed by Judy Garland and husband at the time, Sid Luft?
A: .1) Transcona Enterprises .2) E1 Entertainment .3) Heyday Films .4) Nestor Film Company