An adventurous evening of karaoke with a hidden lecture inside. Toward the end of his life Malcolm McLaren, former manager for the Sex Pistols, wrote that “Today there are two words that sum up the culture: ‘authenticity’ is one, and the other… ‘karaoke’! Many artists spend their entire life trying to authenticate, make true, a karaoke culture, but you have to be a magician to make that happen.” This evening is instead dedicated to karaoke-ing an authentic culture.
Eric Fredericksen is a curator and director of Western Bridge, a nonprofit art exhibition space in Seattle. He has organized exhibitions in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands, and his writing has appeared in Fillip, Metropolis, Nest and Architecture.