Above: The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, John Martin
From the Laing Gallery:
Alan Moore & Stephen O’Malley
Simultaneous Conjugation of Four Spirits in a Room: 2010
13 Mar 4 – 4.30pm
For the opening of ‘The Great British Art Debate: Turner Versus Martin,’ AV Festival 10 brings together two great forces in contemporary culture, the graphic novelist Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen), and musician Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O))), KTL, Gravetemple). Alan Moore will write and perform a new text responding to the energy of the two paintings on show: John Martin’s The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and Hannibal Crossing the Alps by JMW Turner. Stephen O’Malley will create a new ambient soundscape, sonically melting in the radiance of the paintings.