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Imagine War /2-2

2015

concert, installation, acb Gallery, Budapest

Imagine War /2-2
Imagine War /2-2
Imagine War /2-2
Imagine War /2-2
Imagine War /2-2

Imagine War

Concert performance and installation at acb Gallery, Budapest, January 2015

Concept and transcriptions: Hajnal Németh

Version 2 arranged and performed by: Isidro Aublin

Imagine War - Version 2 is a 30 min long concert performed by Isidro Aublin. It's a compilation of 10 songs, a selection of known hits from the 60's and 70's. The musical interpretation leaves the melodies recognizable, but the recognizability of the texts is delusive. The lyrics are transcriptions with minimal formal intervention, however, the interchanges of a few significant words in them, results a complete transformation in their content. The first solo version of the performance was played by Isidro Aublin at Galerie Patrick Ebensperger in Berlin, he performed the piece second time at acb Gallery in Budapest, at the opening of the show.

Repertoire: "Here Comes The Gun, I’ll Be Your Terror, I Slave, Unity In The A.K., Who Knows?, Lie Alphabet, Ending On My Mind, Meme Fatale, Imagine War, Crime Is On My Side".

The originals are from: The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Amanda Lear, The Easybeats, John Lennon.

The exhibition at acb Gallery presented a video of the performance, a music sheet installation holding prints of the transcribed lyrics, a modified LP cover (black ink on John Lennon – Imagine, 1971) and an inverted reproduction of the poster about Lennon playing and recording the song “Imagine” on a white piano.

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Imagine War, video of the performance, full HD, stereo, 33', concept and camera: Hajnal Nemeth, performed by: Isidro Aublin, sound: Fabien Leseure, 2014 Berlin

Play a detail from the video

Imagine Or Paint It Black, 2010, modified LP cover, 31x31 cm

Imagine Inverse, 2014, photo, 90x70 cm

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acb Gallery

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Photo: Hajnal Németh