Live stream and video commissioned by Kunstraum, London, 2020 (36’19”).
‘Club Goddess opened its doors for the first time on Friday 29 May 2020, welcoming us via Twitch into an alternative realm of virtual rooms within an infinite dreamlike nightclub. This tactile safe space has been created for the purpose of desire, pleasure, and play. Hostess divine, Goddess Susie Green, will share an evening that tantalises the senses. Ms. Green’s long-standing artist playmates Simon Bayliss, Kim Coleman, and Rory Pilgrim will join her in the club to deliver moments of rhythmic collaborative coupling, elevating our virtual experience through euphoric music, erotic film and a celestial harp duet. Kindness and solidarity will be at the forefront of this steamy site of activity, with the mood being simultaneously generous and transgressive.
Throughout the evening Goddess Susie will lead us into a series of rooms within the club:
As the club opens Rory Pilgrim will join Goddess Susie in THE BRILLIANCE ROOM to sing a duet cover of ‘I Never Loved This Hard This Fast Before’ by musician Tami T. Embracing a harp and a seductive attitude, the duo will connect in virtual unison, enacting a dance track that blurs lines of gender identity.
Goddess Susie will then guide us into the IF THEY BE TWO room – a direct portal into the home of collaborator Kim Coleman – where Kim will present an expanded screening of the pair’s moving image of the same name. Presented through encounters between bodies of light, colour, and form, ‘If They be Two’ is a poetic expression of the artists’ friendship and their sexual and romantic desires as lived out in the current technological and cultural landscape.
Later, join Splash Addict in THE JUICY ROOM where they will show their new music video ‘Coming to Power’ (2020) with a bonus ‘herbaceous’ introduction from Simon Bayliss. Splash Addict is a collaboration between Susie Green + Simon Bayliss who unite together with music inspired by their shared romantic, filthy sensibilities and a love of ’90s dance music.
Please, join us – let’s slide into the stream together’ (Kunstraum press release, 2020)
Club Goddess visualisation and digital production by Thomas Cuckle
Soundtrack by Susie Green
All featured works supported by Arts Council England and The Elephant Trust