Thursday, 25 August 2011

Pil and Galia Kollectiv - Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet

Pil and Galia Kollective - Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet 
"Being knowledgeable about music sure isn't what it used to be, now that any kid can run a Google search, download on Soulseek and buy on eBay faster than you can say broadband. The elders of punk, who were there in the early days and pogoed all ten of them at the first Sex Pistols concert, those who lost their right arm at Woodstock only to find it ten hours later when the acid wore off - who needs them? It's only a matter of time before a giant iPod descends from the heavens and buries both them and their filthy record collections."

Often focusing and examining ideas that surround Modernism Pil and Galia's Kollectiv work in often absurd ways to disseminate its political, social and cultural implications. The Asparagus Ballet is an adaptation of a project of a 70's minimal synth band called xex, long since forgotten Pil and Galia have re-interpreted their movement through Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer's Triadic Ballet. Whilst being loosely based on Waw Pierogi's experimental video and audio work structurally composed from the growth and branching patterns of the asparagus plant, Pil and Galia seek to explore how underground sub-genre's are continuously un-earthed.