24 gennaio 2020

Per quattro giorni a partire da oggi The Residents saranno ospiti del prestigioso MoMA newyorkese con tre repliche dello scandaloso God in Three Persons in versione integrale - una prima mondiale a tutti gli effetti, se non si contano il laboratorio proposto a Bourges l'anno scorso e la prova pubblica di qualche giorno fa a San Francisco - e un film in due parti che ripropone misteri e leggende del gruppo attraverso i suoi più celebri video: A Brief History of the Residents.

God in Three Persons
The Residents, in collaboration with media artist John Sanborn, present the world-premiere live performance, directed by Travis Chamberlain, of their landmark 1988 album God in Three Persons. The story of a ruined evangelist and his twisted obsession with a pair of gender-fluid conjoined twins he claims are miracle workers, the album is among the most critically acclaimed in the Residents’ catalogue, yet it has never been performed live. Compositing the lead vocalist using an innovative video-projection platform, this theatrical adaptation is a propulsive, hard-rock oratorio with a deep Southern twang. Swinging in style from animated cartoon to film noir, it’s a twisted tale of moral corruption that takes its audience on a kaleidoscopic journey to the dark side of human desire.

A Brief History of the Residents
Compilation of videos created by legendary art collective the Residents. From Third Reich ’n Roll (1976) to Dyin’ Dog (2019), this program charts the evolution of “the most mysterious band in the world,” including their notable collaborations with video artists John Sanborn and Bill Domonkos.