"It's been a couple of years since I brought y'all Sir Global Rights and His Wireless Crew, featuring brother Abdoulaye and his wife Safiatou from Mali, along with The Wireless Band and my girl Veronica. It's been a couple of pretty turbulent years they've knocked down the Wrap arts centre, which I co-founded, and whi ch has been my creativ e base for the past six years. I've been getting some projects going with the local youth (serious stuff!).
For about as long as the Meteor festival has been going, I've been serving you my freshest, heart felt shit, and I've never looked back...
Things have been moving so fast, ain´t been much time to reflect! All of a sudden I wasn't so sure where I was going anymore. Then along came my man Mr. Vader. He's got control. We've been shifting through all that shit from the past decade or so and looking into all the hidden links. Just as we were about to sum it all up with one logo and sell it around the world, we discovered a new wave of chaos, a spiritual vibe...
Getting Spiritual With Mr. Vader could have been the start of a new sub-cultural movement. Now we're more interested in the potential significance/insignificance of such a movement."
"A culture of hyper-individualism has thrown the people of our melting plastic empire into an amalgamated culture of mass communication. What was once clear is becoming blurry." (Mr. Vader)
Leo Preston combines elements of text, film, music, objects and demonstrations to create complex staged commentaries, based on his own experiences. His relaxed style of performing, with elements that are obviously improvised, and the personal nature of the material, give his work a distinctive and engaging quality. This is his second piece to feature a live four-piece band and other performers (in this case Mr. Vader) on stage. His previous works have been received with much enthusiasm from critics and audience alike.
Tekst + video + musikk + regi: Leo Preston | Lysdesign: Stephen Rolfe | Scenografi: Erik Pettersen og Leo Preston | Koreografisk Konsulent: Veronica Thorseth | Skuespillere: Wilhelm Støylen, Leo Preston | Band: The Wireless Band | Forestillingen er co-produsert av BIT Teatergarasjen