Underworld Share Beautiful Burnout

posted August 4, 2008

Underworld Share Beautiful Burnout

Open to the public, "Beautiful Burnout" is an astonishing track from Underworld's 2007 album Oblivion with Bells. It is also the title of the multi-media exhibition on view at Jacobson Howard Gallery during the All Points West Music and Arts Festival running from August 1 to 15.

The New York Art Jam will produce an intoxicating confluence of graceful macro-photography, compelling videos and film, lush and mesmerizing sound, layered collages of street snapshots and a poetic diary of painting, images and text. Underworld will be playing live at the All Points West Music and Arts Festival on August 8.

Underworld and Tomato, the visual Beautiful Burnout, 2008, handmade silkscreen on art collaborative, is a UK-born genre-defying force consisting of, among others, Karl Hyde, Rick Smith, Simon Taylor (tomato) and John Warwicker (tomato). Their Oblivion Ball ArtJam in Tokyo last November (the all night, multi-band jam that, with the help of 20 assistants and in the spirit of "happening" godfather Allan Kaprow, saw the design and painting of a 42.5 meter long and 7 meter high wall in just sixteen hours). The exhibition at Jacobson Howard will be the same ongoing process in multi-media form.

"We've always been asked "where is the edge of Underworld and where is the edge of Tomato?" as if it needs to be conventionally 'boxed'". For us, it's just our daily process of making things in whatever medium is at hand. Beautiful Burnout is the dynamic expression of this process". (John Warwicker, Underworld Creative Director & Tomato Co-Founder)

Art Of Peace Foundation: As a show of solidarity with the Dalai Lama and Tibet, 20 artists have come together to release a historic double album on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. These recordings - some original for the project and some acoustically driven recordings of previously released songs - express our common vulnerabilities and experiences in pursuing happiness, peace and freedom. Collectively, these tracks represent a heartfelt message of support for the path of compassion and non-violence championed by the Dalai Lama. Begun in May of 2008 and completed in two months, the outpouring of support from all corners of the world was unparalleled. Funds raised from the album by the Foundation will go to support peace initiatives and Tibetan cultural preservation projects important to the Dalai Lama Underworld are proud to be part of this recording, and have invited the Art of Peace Foundation to launch this campaign on August 7th at the Beautiful Burnout ArtJam.

The All Points West Music & Arts Festival at Liberty State Park runs from August 8-10 with Underworld performing Friday August 8, and also at the Virgin Festival in Baltimore on the 9th.

Gallery hours: 10-6, closed Sunday.