Johanna Billing’s You Don’t Love Me Yet
As a component of Tiny Movements by Swedish conceptual artist Johanna Billing, the performance piece, You Don’t Love Me Yet, has been presented in over twenty countries since its conception in 2002. Scheduled for August 16, Billing has invited a diverse and exciting collection of Melbourne bands to reinterpret the ever-hopeful tearjerker which was originally recorded by Roky Erikson in 1984. Among those taking part in the event are Beaches, Henry Wagons, Super Wild Horses, Fabulous Diamonds, Tic Toc Tokyo, Francis Plagne, and Teeth and Tongue, each challenged with the task of making something familiar, unique.
The event is being held in conjunction with the ongoing series, You Don’t Have To Call It Music, curated by Melbourne musician and artist Marco Fusinato.
Tiny Movements is opening at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne Friday, August 14 and is Billing’s first solo show in Australia. Often focused on ideas of community, Billing’s work dissects social politics by ritualising and repeating banal everyday interactions and forcing human connection.