VICLEKA PROJECT 2015 - PART 1- THE BACKGROUND



VICLEKA 


A M Leka & Vic Godard 

Catalogue notes:
Peca Popovic 
Kate Grandjouan PHD
 


OZone
10-18th July 2015 
Ozone Gallery, Uzun Mirkova 10, Beograd

How it started -

2006 – When and where it began 
Leka had an exhibition in ULUS gallery in Belgrade of large scale hybrid paintings that were done in mixed techniques of collage, stencil, oil and acrylic on canvas “They were dedicated to artists (musicians) that I like to listen to and I listen to music all the time, in the studio, when I prepare breakfast, in car, etc.”
The "portraits" were of Vic, Vi Subversa from Poison Girls, Rob Lloyd from The Nightingales, John McGeoch from Magazine, Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell from Durutti Column and one self portrait* - Leka Mobster (an artist friend told him that he looked like a mobster on one photo so he decided to paint it)


2009/10 – Meeting in the virtual world/corresponding
Leka read an interview Vic did (probably this one with Den Browne for Mudkiss http://www.mudkiss.com/vicgod.htm) which had contact details at the bottom and Leka followed up by emailing Vic about buying a copy of gnu inc’s first limited edition CD release ‘Live in Stereo’. Although officially sold out Vic had two copies left, he said he only needed one so he sent Leka the other, their friendship was born and they continued to correspond.

 2011/12/13 – Meeting in person, Live & Rares & ‘Early Punk and Hybrid Print’
Leka had already sent Vic his 2006 exhibition catalogue and Vic instantly became a fan of his work. In 2011 it led to Vic cheekily asking Leka if he would consider doing the cover artwork for the first (and second in 2012 with photograph by Nigel Bailey) gnu inc limited edition Live & Rare CDs, Vic wanted the covers to reflect the spirit/zeitgeist of the releases and Leka agreed!
Vic and Leka met in person on 10th October 2011, Vic and Subway Sect were playing one night at Rhiz in Vienna and Leka made the trip from Belgrade to see them and he and Vic immediately hit it off, a meeting of minds. While Leka was doing the montages for the L&R covers he was already busy working on a collage series of Subway Sect ‘Nobody's Scared’ which Leka included  “as the main inspiration for my doctorate in art research ‘Early Punk and Hybrid Print.’" This was exhibited in ULUS gallery in 2012 and some of the works were also exhibited in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada in "Presse Papier" gallery in 2013.

2014/15 - VICLEKA

In Leka’s words “I wanted to make another, new series of artworks inspired by Vic’s songs and the starting point for VICLEKA was the idea of the "suite" of prints, something like Hogarth's or Hockney's, English artists that I like very much and who  are into printmaking which is my main artist's discipline. Finally it spans 12 songs from Vic’s career to date and, in retrospect, many are songs from We Come As Aliens. It is a joint project and exhibition like a dialogue of poet/singer/songwriter and visual artist. I like the way the handwritten lyrics go with matching prints. Looking back it has been a beautiful and inspirational long term project.”

In Vic’s words “ I was delighted and honoured when Leka asked me to work with him on VICLEKA and I have enjoyed every moment of the process, including rediscovering my old diaries of songs. Looking forward to going to Belgrade in July to see the finished boxes ‘in the flesh’ at the exhibition and looking forward to catching up with Leka.”


Vic Godard 'Live & Rare Vol 3 - Vicleka' is a collection of live and rare versions of the twelve songs featured in the Vicleka exhibition and is released on Gnu Inc to celebrate the opening with cover art – A.M. Leka

01. BACK IN THE COMMUNITY LIVE 2012
02. BORN TO BE A REBEL LIVE 2014
03. CHAIN SMOKING 2007
04. NOBODY’S SCARED 1978
05. EASTERN EUROPEANS 2007
06. MUSIC OF A WEREWOLF LIVE 2014
07. EMPTY SHELL 1980
08. OH ALRIGHT (GO ON THEN) LIVE 2014
09. SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD LIVE 2010
10. TAKE OVER LIVE 2010
11. WATCHING THE DEVIL LIVE 2012
12. ZERO TOLERANCE 1998



All songs written by Vic Godard except:

Track 8 - Vic Godard/Mates Mates


Copyright Control 


01. BACK IN THE COMMUNITY

Vic Godard & Subway Sect Live
Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh
24/03/2012

Vic Godard – Vocals/Guitar
Kevin Younger – Keyboards
Mark Braby – Guitar
Paul Cook – Drums
Paul Myers – Bass

Recorded by Lee McFadden


02. BORN TO BE A REBEL

Vic Godard & Subway Sect Live
Green Door Store Brighton 09-10-2014

Vic Godard – Vocals
Kevin Younger – Keyboards
Mark Braby – Bass
Ian Holford – Drums
Yusuf B’Layachi – Guitar

Recorded by Lee McFadden

03. CHAIN SMOKING

Subway Sect  ‘1978 Now’ 2007

(CD Overground Records)



Vic Godard – Vocals/Guitar

Paul Williams – Bass
Mark Laff – Drums
Leigh Curtis – Guitar

Recorded at K2 Studios Kingston Surrey by Paul Dowsett
Produced by Vic Godard

04. NOBODY’S SCARED

Subway Sect 7” released 1978 (Braik Records)
Produced by George Alexander



Vic Godard – Vocals/Guitar

Rob Symmons – Guitar

Paul Myers – Bass
Bob Ward – Drums

05. EASTERN EUROPEANS
Also from Subway Sect ‘1978 Now’ 2007)

06. MUSIC OF A WEREWOLF
Vic Godard & Subway Sect Live
The Flapper Birmingham (04-10-2014)

Vic Godard – Vocals
Kevin Younger – Keyboards
Mark Braby – Guitar
Ian Holford – Drums
Yusuf B’Layachi – Bass

Recorded by Lee McFadden

07. EMPTY SHELL
Vic Godard ‘What’s The Matter Boy’  LP MCA 1980

Vic Godard – Vocals
Terry Chimes – Drums
Paul Chimes – Bass
Session Musicians – Guitar and Keyboard

Recorded in Stamford Hill
Produced by Bernard Rhodes with Mickey Foote

08. OH ALL RIGHT (GO ON THEN)
Vic Godard & Subway Sect Live
Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh 15-11-2014

Vic Godard – Vocals
Kevin Younger – Guitar
Mark Braby – Bass
Ian Holford – Drums
Yusuf B’Layachi – Guitar

Recorded by Lee McFadden
 

09. SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD     
Vic Godard & Subway Sect Live
The Silver Bullet 09-12-2010

Vic Godard – Vocals/Guitar
Mark Braby - Drums
Dan Ashkenazy – Bass
Kevin Younger – Guitar

Recorded by Lee McFadden

10. TAKE OVER
As Above 
11. WATCHING THE DEVIL
Vic Godard & Subway Sect Live
The Accies Club Glasgow 24-03-2012

Vic Godard – Vocals/Guitar
Mark Braby - Drums
Dan Ashkenazy – Bass
Kevin Younger –Keyboard

Recorded by Murray Robertson

12. ZERO TOLERANCE
Vic Godard ‘ Long Term Side Effect’
CD Tugboat Records 1998

Vic Godard – Vocals/Harmonica
Edwyn Collins – Moog/Guitar
Dave Morgan – Drums
Martin Pines – Percussion
Clare Kenny – Bass
Pete Saunders – Piano

Recorded at West Heath Studios London
Produced by Edwyn Collins 

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks Andy. Hopefully will get the exhibition on somewhere nearer!

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