Random Scream
Karaoke (ART)

  • German premiere
  • Performance / Interactive performance installation
  • Sat 28.03.15 21 h

›Karaoke (ART)‹ is a unique event resonating out of the collision of contemporary art and the karaoke phenomenon. Random Scream invited 15 internationally acclaimed artists to create their own video for a popular karaoke song. Each artist was given a selection of songs to choose from and asked to use their own personal style to reflect on what it’s like to live in the world today with the song as their conduit. The artists were free to create whatever video they desired as long as it clearly embedded the karaoke music and words. As the resulting artwork can only be activated by someone choosing a song to sing, the real performers of the evening are the audience!


Antonia Baehr: ›Killing me softly‹

Steven Cohen: ›I will always love you‹

Anouk De Clercq & Fairuz: ›New York, New York‹

Tim Etchells: ›Paint it Black‹

Davis Freeman: ›Creep‹ 

Gio Black Peter: ›You’ve lost that loving feeling‹ 

Johan Grimonprez: ›You’re the first, the last, my everything‹

Gary Hill: ›Good Vibrations‹

Chris Kondek: ›Are you lonesome tonight‹

Mait Laas: ›What a Wonderful World‹

Laure Prouvost: ›Sweet Dreams‹ 

João Salaviza: ›Sunny Afternoon‹ 

Sarah Vanagt: ›These boots are made for walking‹

Walter Verdin: ›Let’s Dance‹

Visual Kitchen: ›Bohemian Rhapsody‹

Concept and curation: Davis Freeman

Video graphics: Sam Vanoverschelde 

Production, communication: Isabel Hoornaert

Production: Random Scream with the support of the Flemish Government

Co-production: Damaged Goods (Brussels), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam Film Festival, Duplacena Temps d’image (Lisbon), Beursschouwburg (Brussels)

Karaoke music and licence provided by: Ameritz


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