17 Jan 2004
At Home with Peter Saville 
At Home is a landmark new project created by Peter Saville for the city of Manchester which will be displayed on eight billboards throughout the city. [from the Urbis website].

"At Home will be a collection of eight different images and objects chosen by Peter Saville from his estate, objects which inspired him as he was growing up and studying and working in his home city of Manchester.

"At Home turns Manchester itself into a gallery, giving everyone in the city a chance to be part of the exhibition.

"At Home is a biographical collection of my inspiration and influence – the objects which were fundamental to me during my time in Manchester and influenced my work." Peter Saville"

At Home is on from 22 March to 18 April 2004 on billboards throughout Manchester.

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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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