Hijacking The Pop Song
Medium: Workshop performance and song creation
Size: 6 hours
Performed at Beaconsfield Gallery, London
From the exhibiton catalogue:
“As part of the Partisan Social Club residency at Beaconsfield Gallery, Lambeth, artist-musician Toby Tobias-Kidd will lead a group workshop taking a a well known pop song, subverting the lyrics, and singing it together. With the aid of musicians and each other the workshop will inquire through doing how the format of a pop song might be used to discuss and develop opinions and critique. No musical experience is necessary to partake.”
Workshop was held as part of the Partisan Social Club residency at Beaconsfield Gallery, London, in 2018.
Andy Hewitt & Mel Jordan formed the Partisan Social Club (PSC) in 2018 with the aim to operate as a contingent collective. The Partisan Social Club is an evolving provisional collective with multiple identities which assembles members through specific projects. The PSC develops participatory works and co-learning initiatives with new members to make language-based artworks in which people publish their ideas to each other and to audiences via exhibitions and other formats, these include printed matter, objects and digital platforms.