23 01 2010

Alan Moore and Stephen O’Malley: Simultaneous conjugation of four spirits in a room: 2010


For the opening of the exhibition Turner versus Martin at the Laing Art Gallery, AV Festival 10 brings together two great forces in contemporary culture, the graphic novelist Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen), and musician Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O))), KTL, Gravetemple). Alan Moore will write and perform a new text responding to the energy of the two paintings: John Martin’s infamous The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (1852) and a key painting by JMW Turner from the Tate Collection. Stephen O’Malley will create a new ambient soundscape, sonically melting in the radiance of the paintings.

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Pre-book tickets to see English Journey Revisited at The Sage Gateshead and you can claim a limited FREE ticket to see Alan Moore/Stephen O’Malley at Laing Art Gallery (normal price £5)** Email reservations@avfestival.co.uk to reserve your ticket.

**This offer only applies to pre-bookers of English Journey Revisited; you must bring this ticket to the event, as proof of purchase. Free tickets are limited and subject to availability.

Commissioned by AV Festival 10 and produced by blastfirstpetite in partnership with Laing Art Gallery. Part of the Great British Art Debate, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Laing Art Gallery
New Bridge St
Newcastle upon Tyne
+44 (0)191 232 7734
Sat 13th March from 4:00pm until 4:30pm


John Martin, The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, (detail), 1852. Courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.


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