Flame and Flesh: The Return of the Gas Organ

By Hazel Last edited 130 months ago
Flame and Flesh: The Return of the Gas Organ

We introduced the Gas Organ not long ago and we're extremely pleased to let you know that this extraordinary science-art-music creation is back - and it has made new and wonderful friends. Whether you're meeting the Gas Organ for the first time or intending to see it once more, head to the evocatively named Flame and Flesh event on 22 February at the Corsica Studios in Elephant and Castle for an evening packed with music, performance and strangeness. This is very definitely a night to attend with a friend so make sure you most of the two for one offer that will run out on 31 Jan.

The Gas Organ will be at the centre of the night's events, casting its eerie, haunting sound over the guests and the performers. All around it will be an extraordinary and possibly eye-watering array of performances, including a piece called Patient Zero by Toby Coe and Lydia Morgan that involves surgical instruments and flesh manipulation involved so be warned if you're squeamish.

There's also Hellen Burrough presenting a piece exploring body modification, scarification, medical aesthetics, romance and suffering, then taking part in a shibari Japanese rope bondage performance. Be warned again if you're a little delicate around things like that, though our curiosity about the shibari artform may overcome our unease around needles and knives just to see what that's all about.

And then there's the chance to meet Tatyana Zadorozny, the female bodybuilder and the Grim Beeper, a sonic artist who will be providing a soundtrack to the night using the rhythms and ruminative bellows from the Gas Organ itself. It beats another Friday night at the pub, very definitely.

Flame and Flesh at the Corsica Studios, Friday 22 February. For more information and for the 2 for 1 ticket offer (ends 31 January), go to the website here.

Last Updated 29 January 2008