Gob Squad portray Western Society

The Gob Squad portraits in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Garrett Davis/Capture Imaging)
The Gob Squad portraits in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Garrett Davis/Capture Imaging)
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Performance company Gob Squad make a welcome return to Live at LICA on Wednesday February 26 with their new show Western Society.

Gob Squad are a group of international artists who have made performances and videos, searching for beauty in the everyday, since 1994.

Western Society is a portrait of civilisation in the 21st century, a frame through which the audience can peep into the living room of an unknown family, and recognize themselves.

Exploring the internet’s remote darkness and our fascination with technology, Gob Squad have brought back a tiny satellite, a fairly unspectacular unwatched video of an anonymous living room, of a family gathering somewhere at the edge of the western world.

There’s a party going on. A room full of people.

Family, friends and strangers are all being held together by a karaoke machine: alone together and together alone.

As the performers, dripping in bling, search for answers, test their knowledge, show their best sides and spill their stories, reconstructing and projecting themselves into this tiny piece of history over and over again, a few lucky audience members may win the chance to take part in the shiny golden image.

To book tickets for this unique spectacle or for more information on prices and concessions visit www.liveatlica.org or call 01524 594151.