ACID PRAWN is a
performance label run by Sian Dorrer. Sian Dorrer is a London born musician and
artist with a background in costume. After studying spatial arts at Byam Shaw
she worked as a freelance stylist, costumier and production manager. In July
2011 she set up Power Lunches - an independent music/performance/art space in
Dalston, East London. Power Lunches helped provided a non-commercial focused
facility for independent & experimental music/art performance. Articles and
references to the venue can be found in Time Out, The Guardian, Vogue, The
Dalstonist, Fader and Loud & Quiet.
Sians art practice to
date has consisted of a performance/music cross over focusing on costume as a
means to explore identity, social roles and audience expectation. In January
2013 she began experi- menting with costume and performance in the art/music
project Ravioli Me Away with fellow artists Alice Theobald and Rosie Ridgeway.
RMA operates as a live music performance project within the art envi- ronment
and the group have performed at Wysing Arts Centre, Supersonic and Supernormal
festivals, The South Bank center, Pilar Corrias, Lima Zulu, Xerox, Klein and
Coma galleries, venues throughout Europe. They have also released records on
labels Upset The Rhythm, Good Job and Neem.
ACID PRAWN is a new
project that explores the relationship between art, music and fashion. Themes
of the work include - performable clothing, the art project operating as a
commercial entity, the sym- bolism and referencing within clothing from
branding and materials to nostalgia, uniformity and irony, the costume as a
token or relic of a performance, the sale of clothes as an art commodity - how
this sits within the art world and the development of context and presentation
in fashion and performance. Upcoming ACID PRAWN activity in 2016 includes the
performance BLACK FELT FANTASY at the Meet Factory on the 18th February a DKUK
solo show for Glasgow International opening on the 8th April, participation in
the group show Neo Pagan Bitch Witch at Evelyn Place and a film screening at
Xero Kline and Coma in London in May.
Sian Dorrer's residency is organized in collaboration with Are