Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2013-14

(Brooklyn, NY)Tei Blow and Sean McElroy

EVERYTHING ONE IN THE DISC OF THE SUN

For two weekends in October 2013, JACK (www.jackny.org) will present The Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's EVERYTHING ONE IN THE DISC OF THE SUN, a series of recitative performances, merchandising opportunities, and karaoke party interventions led by sound/video/visual/performance artists Tei Blow and Sean McElroy. Under the cosmic glow of an LED pyramid, ROKE sings, chants, recites, and dances forgotten hits from the VHS vaults of self-help gurus, cult leaders, corporate speakers, politicians, mediums, and extraterrestrial channels, along with original songs. Out of this cultural flotsam, the Ensemble entombs the relics of a future civilization in lyrical self-preservation.

Biography

The Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (ROKE) is a musical priesthood that explores the psychic terrain of self-help movements at the turn of the 20th century. Through a ritual performance of original songs, compulsive drinking, and video projection, ROKE weaves together cult manifestos, amateur Egyptology, corporate presentations and self-help seminars into a spectacular karaoke experience.

www.royalosiris.com