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The CULT OF RAMM:ƩLL:ZƩƩ (UK)
Sat 01 Nov 2014
Phrases are broken down and chanted, pointing to an obsessional affiliation with sportswear (“My Adidas!, My Air Jordanz!”). Adidas becomes the remixed god ‘Zi-Dada’ and Robert Moses – architect of the Cross Bronx Expressway (providing the dystopian backdrop of 1970’s South Bronx) – becomes the god ‘Mozizizm’.
The Cult perform express-praying, and break-spraying- devotional body movements combined with tagging on kitchen lino (ideal for head-spinning). Discarded trainers are cut up (soles removed) and used as talismans, futuristic shinguards and bulky sports padding are reconfigured into postapocalyptic cult armour – reverberations of the exoskeletal suits of the RAMM:ƩLL:ZƩƩ.
In 2013, the Cult exhibited at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Art Gallery Walsall and completed a residency at Hack The Barbican. In 2014 new members were initiated at an abandoned Berlin spy-station, an Edinburgh observatory, and the Gasworks in London.