Mether

15.11-30.12

Methervision

Throughout November, December and January 2019, Yan Tan Tether will be taking over two windows of the Piazza Shopping Centre in Huddersfield.

31st Dec – 10th Jan TBC

15th Nov – 26th Nov – Dave Charlesworth, ‘The year you began to disappear (The walker archive)’
27th Nov – 3rd Dec – Libby Heaney, ‘Elvis’, 2019
4th Dec – 10th Dec – Daniel John Jones, ‘Luminance (Christmas 1942-2011)’, 2019
11th Dec – 17th Dec – Louis Gauger, ‘Schlager 3 (Das kann mir keiner nehmen)’, 2019
18th Dec – 30th Dec – ‘Oscillate Wildly’ – Ben Moon, Tomas Jefanovas, Emily Bailey

31st Dec – 10th Jan TBC

15th November – 10th January 2019
3pm- 9pm daily

Piazza Shopping Centre
Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield
HD1 2RS

‘Elvis’ by Libby Heaney is a two channel video portrait of the artist as Elvis and Elvis as the artist using a machine learning technique known as deep fake face swap. Since Elvis and Libby have different facial structures, there’s a subtle blurring of identity – a non-binary Elvis – an uncanny hybrid of them both. Audience members come to the piece with the assumption that both screens are showing the original Elvis, but then notice the differences due to the deep fakes. The piece highlights the constructed nature of gender, particularly in relation to recent digital technologies. Elvis invites the audience into a reimagined history where the King of Rock and Roll was actually a womxn. The work questions the notion of male author genius and also talks about our desire and consumption around the cult of celebrity.

We will follow this project with new commissions from Daniel John Jones. Luminance (Christmas 1942-2011) takes a selection of popular Christmas films and reassembles them, frame-by-frame, in brightness order. This process creates an ever-pulsing loop, gradually fading from the black of night to the blinding white of lights and snow.