Rebecca Lennon - DONT LET IT END THIS WAY TELL THEM I SAID SOMETHING
Currently showing at BLOCprojects Sheffield (6-22 September 2012)
Inspired by the last words of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa DONT LET IT END THIS WAY TELL THEM I SAID SOMETHING, Rebecca Lennons solo show will combine video, image, collage, performance and sound in a rhythmical choreography of action and inaction, voice and voicelessness. Like Villas words which imply everything and say nothing and are rendered authorless by reports that Villa died instantly by gun shot to the head, Lennon presents a logic which eats itself, dealing with the transformation of the radical and extreme into spectacle and the increasing abstraction of human subjectivity.
Rebecca Lennon combines sound, video, collage and live performance with incongruous technical and hand made props. Rambling, non-linear texts (or scripts) perform themselves silently, resolving nothing and often deferring subjectivity to the viewer. Informed by a sense of madness in the hysterical image consumption and endless mythologies of our time, Lennon draws from cinema, ebay, terrorism, protest, debt, cult and commodity, to warp and disturb the things that are familiar to us. And in doing so, she absurdly re-narrates our world into a place of papier mache heads, autotuned seagulls, terrorist screensavers and mushroom cloud smoke machines.