Black Hole Club

BLACK HOLE CLUB 2020 APPLICATION

THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS AN APPLICATION TO BLACK HOLE CLUB BY KUHLE WAMPE; COLLECTIVE SUPERORGANISM. 

TO BE READ UNDER THE LIGHT OF A WOLF MOON [10.01.2020] 

[HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF BY DURAN DURAN PLAYS SOFTLY IN THE BACKGROUND]

Narrator: THE TIME HAS COME. THE COCK HAS CROWED. THE BELL HAS TOLLED. THE PLANETS HAVE ALIGNED. IT HAS LONG BEEN FORETOLD, THAT WHEN THE 20 CROSSES THE 20 A NEW DAWN WILL SPRING. 

Dinosaur: We want to collaborate immersively, to curate a new system of bottom up experiential praxis, that questions the hegemonic monopoly of institutions.  

Tommy the Goblin King: [GUTTERAL ROAR]

Dinosaur: But we need to hit all of these bullet points to make a successful application. 

[Tommy the Goblin King *dies*]

Tommy the Goblin King’s Ghost: WORDS ARE MEANINGLESS. THE ONLY REALITY IS PERCEPTION. 

Dinosaur: But please we want to *WORK COLLABORATIVELY* together again, and also re-forging ancient bloodlines between Midlands cities.

Narrator: A FLURRY OF STORM / A THUNDERBOLT OF LIGHTNING / VERY VERY FRIGHTENING / A MICRO TSUNAMI WITHIN A WETHERSPOON URINAL / THE MAYANS WEREN’T TOO FAR OFF. 

[Cathy Wade stands up and starts an applause that lasts for A THOUSAND YEARS]

High Priestess: I will now recount the ancient tablets [CURRICULUM VITAE]

GREEN_SCREEN/VIDEO_EDITING/AUDIO_RECORDING/SEWING/QUILTING/KARAOKING/TRADITIONAL_WHITTLING/ARCHERY/ALCHEMY/ACTING/BLESSING_OF _SIGILS/PLAY_WRITING/PROFESSIONALISM/CODING/WEBSITE_DESIGN/WRITING_ GOOD_THINGS/CLAY/STICK_AND_POKE/OPTIMISM/CONFLICT_RESOLUTION/NEGOTIATION/RE-ESCALATION. 

Narrator: A BURST OF RED SPLITS THE SKY, A NEW DAWN RISES, A HUNDRED THOUSAND JOSHUA HEATHCOTES CREST A WELSH MOUNTAIN-TOP AND PROCLAIM THEY CANNOT ATTEND THE MEETING [BECAUSE HE IS BAKING BREAD]

[The Stage splits in half, a glowing rock emerges from its centre. The rock is coated in an ANCIENT SLIME]. 

ANCIENT SLIME: TAKE OVER THE MIDLANDS. ESTABLISH GENERATIONAL UNBREAKABLE ART BLOOD PACTS AD FINITUM.  

[Dinosaur announces something enthusiastically about immersion and experiential art] [kühle wampe do not endorse the words ‘immersive’ and ’experiential’].

[KUHLE WAMPE DISAGREES WITH EVERYTHING DINOSAUR HAS PROPOSED].

Steel Ramme: WE WANT TO  AGGRESSIVELY SUBVERT MODELS OF DISPLAY. DISPLAY CAN FIX ITSELF A TALL, FROSTY GLASS OF SHUT THE FUCK UP. ESPECIALLY FOR SHOWING DRAWINGS. 

A Cabal of Angels: [stagnating in a comfort swamp] 

The High Priestess: It is written, as above so below, the eternal bonds of the members of the collective. 

KW‘s Nottingham Contemporary residency post-maturely climaxes in February 2020. After a short, refractorary period we will re-spawn in the womb of Soft Estate: July 2020 [date to be confirmed].

Craig is in School of the Damned this year 2020.

Craig has a solo show at The King Billy in June 2020. 

Dinosaur runs Cheap Cheap gallery. 

Amelia has a solo show at Surface Gallery in 2020 and is speaking on panels at New Art Exchage and Backlit Gallery. 

KW are doing a show with DANK in Easter 2020.

[[[[[[[All members have either part-time or full-time non art jobs]]]]]]]].

 

Narrator: AND WITH THAT ALL THE SKIES BEGAN TO CLEAR. THE SENSATION OF VIBRATING CHAOS DISSIPATES TO A SLIGHT HUM. THE KETTLE BOILS AND THE TV FLICKS ON AN EPISODE OF LOVE ISLAND PLAYS.

THE FETID TENTACLES BEGIN TO RETRACT BACK INTO THE ENDLESS DEPTHS FROM WHENCE THEY CAME.

[FIN]