Lots of empty chairs facing a sunrise.

Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Song for Armageddon, 2017 © the artists.

Now screening: Song for Armageddon by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson

We’re pleased to share that the moving image work Song for Armageddon by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson is now screening online at the FORMA website.

Filmed on location at Tel Megiddo, the biblical site of Armageddon in Israel, the film is ‘situated between the real and the fictional’: “In an age of Trump, Putin and climate change, with globalisation and wars – civil and otherwise – racking the globe, this work is a chance to return to the source of ‘end times’ iconography. Armageddon is a nexus of metaphysics and geopolitics.” – Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson

Accompanying the screening is a new interview with the artists, discussing the work’s original intentions and potential for new meaning in the wake of Covid 19.

Visit the Forma website to watch online

Commissioned by the University of Salford Art Collection and Forma, in association with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Supported by Arts Council England.

4th August 2020