Judy Garland sang “Over the Rainbow” for the last time four months before her untimely death. In a unique individual moment of undivided love and attention, FK Alexander takes your hand, fixes your gaze, and sings to you alongside a distorted recording of that very rendition, played through a wall of noise by the abrasive Glasgow-based noise band Okishima Island Tourist Association.
This performance is part of No Safety Net.
Based in Glasgow, FK Alexander is a performance artist whose work is concerned with issues of wounds, recovery, aggressive healing, radical wellness, industrialization, and noise music, an “outsider music” that still exists on the fringe. She identifies as living in recovery from drug addiction and mental collapse and firmly believes we are all trying to recover from something or someone. Her work, often durational in nature, endeavors to create a therapeutic space through ritual, inviting others to join her in a very personal experience.