RICEBOY SLEEPS: JON THOR BIRGISSON/ALEX SOMERS
THE WIND SNUCK INTO THE CRACKS OF OUR SLEEVES, AND PLAYED SONGS IN OUR EARS
Riceboy Sleeps gathered drawings, paintings and photographs together with lyrical images and installed them in old and reclaimed window frames. The works are peopled with dreamlike figures and accompanied by a soundtrack that shared the haunting atmosphere of these somnambulant characters.
Riceboy Sleeps was a collaboration between Jon Thor Birgisson and Alex Somers. Prior to this exhibition, the pair had worked together creating distinctive art and music for four years and had just released their first picture book, a beautifully produced work that took eighteen months to create. During the Festival, Birgisson also performed with Sigur Rós in collaboration with Merce Cunningham in Split Sides part of Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s Program B.
Melbourne International Arts Festival presented Riceboy Sleeps