'From black velvet rage to my haven of undetectable white - with intermittent viral downpours'
(624 / 505000):
the sky falls in: 'Publisher Textiles' Drum light shade.
(480 / 128000):
replicating faster than I can keep up: bespoke pressed metal wall.
(515 / 38000):
black VELVET FLOCK RAGE: black velvet flock wallpapered walls.
(583 / 26414)
- (480 / 22915):
dinner of unspoken conversations - I'm just not myself tonight: bespoke 'Queen B' Australian beeswax candles, antique linen table napkin, bespoke dinner plates, reupholstered replica tulip chairs
and 'Publisher Textiles' screen-printed black velvet.
(342 / 107000):
Galvanise: time to trial a new way of living: unstained viral Rug 'Designer Rugs' woollen and silk rug.
(1240 / <20):
in my replica of a safe bubble:
reupholstered replica Eero Saarinen Ball chair
'Publisher Textiles' silk screen printed suede.
( 857 / <20):
undetectable velvet flock rage:
black velvet flock wallpaper, acrylic paint.
( ??? / ???):
beautiful tomorrow - yet to be created ... ?
Jonny Seymour was invited to create the soundscape for Inside/Out.
The following soundscape was his personal response to living with HIV; and incorporates songs and music from artists whose lives have been directly affected by the virus; or have been taken from us by AIDS.
Jonny Seymour is a collaborator, plus music producer come sound stylist and activist. He works with artists and institutions across many disciplines including dance, film, design, theatre, song & experimental art forms. Jonny Seymour produces music under various aliases including Stereogamous (with Paul Mac) and has worked with artists such as George Michael, Kylie, Grace Jones, RÜFÜS, Sia, Brendan Maclean and Shaun J Wright.
He has collaborated with various artists for installations at such spaces as Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of NSW & the Powerhouse Museum.
The soundtrack to Sebastian's installation is symbiotic, gathering together queer, iconic artists that have lived, lost and been directly affected & effected by HIV / AIDS.
Jonny Seymour's mission is to collude & conspire with others for works to resonate joy & positivity all.
Visual Projection: 'HIV Downpour'
The Visual Projection for Inside/Out were a collaboration by the artist and Simonology.
This soundtrack for Inside/Out is a mixtape of songs and sounds from artists who have either been taken from us by AIDS, are openly living with the virus or who's lives and music have been directly affected by the HIV virus.
• Keith Haring ‘Spoken Word’
• Arthur Russell ‘Tower of Meaning Part 2’
• Klaus Nomi ‘Dido's Lament’
• Patrick Cowley ‘Nightcrawler’
• Sylvester ‘You Make Me Feel Might Real’
• Wham ‘Last Christmas’ (Slowed down version)
• Jimmy Sommerville ‘Smalltown Boy’
• Frankie Knuckles ‘Your Love’
• Klaus Nomi ‘The Cold Song’
• Eurasure ‘A Little Respect’
• Arthur Russel ‘Is It All Over My Face’
• Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘The Power Of Love’
• Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (Slowed down version)
I would like to formally acknowledge the support of:
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank in particular James from Mardi Gras, Rowena from Pine Street Gallery and both Jane Costello and Craig Cooper from Positive Life NSW for getting behind this project from the get go.
I would like to formally acknowledge the support of ASHM Chair, Professor Basil Donovan and
Fraser Drummond and the Corporate Responsibility team at ViiV Healthcare ; without whose generous support showing this work at the World STI and HIV Conference in Brisbane (September 2015) would not have been possible.
I would also like to recognise :
Stephen Allkins and Jonny Seymour for their friendship and for lifting me and this project up with
their sounds and their energy.
George Adams from MOP, Jason McKeen, Sean Jacobs, my own special Doctor, of sorts, Dr Fernando Serrano for helping me to finally heal; and my forever gratitude and love to my guardian angel Adam Carthew for being there …always and still.
For me, one of the most special parts of this project is having collaborated with such an amazing group of individuals. I would like to give special thanks to the following for their invaluable contribution: