A hellish sodium-lit environment provides the setting for Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson’s ambitious new video installation, Song for Armageddon, shot on location at Tel Megiddo and made in collaboration with Israeli composer Ophir Ilzetzki. Over one night, a group of workers endlessly set out and wipe down thousands of chairs to create a large auditorium for an unknown audience, waiting for sunrise.
Song for Armageddon is produced by Forma. Created by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson in collaboration with Ophir Ilzetzki in 2016–17. Cinematography by Martin Testar. Commissioned by Forma and University of Salford Art Collection, in association with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Supported by Arts Council England.
21 – 24 September 2017
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK