15 August 2009
Saturday 15 August, 3PM
YOU DON’T LOVE ME YET / Toronto, 2009
Toronto-based musicians and artists will perform an afternoon of Johanna Billing’s ongoing project, You Don’t Love Me Yet. Fascinated by the ritualized potential inherent in performing cover versions of pop songs, Billing conceived a concert format based on one song only, to be interpreted by local artists, bands, and groups. Taking its cue from Texas psychedelic rock legend Roky Erickson’s original 1984 version of the song, Billing has reinterpreted the logic of longing and longevity and decentralized the ideal of a single performance or solo performer, creating instead a rolling series of performances based on localized aesthetic sensibilities.
Each performance is videotaped and subsequently becomes the backbone to an archival installation of a “neverending tour” of You Don’t Love Me Yet. Beginning as a concert tour in multiple Scandinavian art institutes around 2002, Billing’s reformatting of the song has since been performed over a hundred times in locations worldwide ranging from museums, galleries, music clubs and art fairs.
Local performers will include:
Nick Taylor & Tara White
Luxury Pond & Snowblink
T H O M A S
Keith Cole & Cameron Groves
New limited edition Johanna Billing LP on sale now!
This Is How We Walk on the Moon, 2008.
Original Film Soundtrack LP
Produced by apparent extent in collaboration with Malmö Konstall and Mercer Union