2 Nov 2006
Monomania @ Image Now, Dublin 
Peter Saville contributes a poster to 'An Exhibition in Mono' which runs from 3-17 November 2006 Image Now's gallery space in Dublin, Ireland. The strict brief for the exhibition was to design an A1 poster, in portrait format, using black and white only. Read the full story in the Irish Independent [free registration required].

Image Now Gallery
17a New Bride St
Dublin 8
Republic of Ireland

Monday to Friday
12:00 - 17:30

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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