great statue





The great statue usually appears as a well-slicked, androgynous Laurie Anderson wannabe, lit from beneath by a cheap disco light, holding a bush chook in one hand, mic in the other: some strange karaoke performance of the classics you've never heard. 

great statue combines lo-fi and hi-fi aesthetics, field recordings, 'spooky vox', dumb drum machines and alternative song structures informed by a variety of genres including synth-pop, ambient music, glitch and glitch folk, EDM, and experimental genres. Taking inspiration from artists such as Jenny Hval, Laurie Anderson and Oneohtrix Point Never, great statue weaves off-kilter beats with live vocal processing and electronics. 

The project is yet to release an EP, but frequently appears around the usual Boorloo and Walyalup haunts. The single twenty fifth was released by Rathe on a V/A album titled Impressions/Sequences in August 2018, featuring contributions from each of the artists that performed at the first Rathe events (‘Impressions’ and ‘Sequences’). 

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21/11 Grace Sanders 'Not Fair' single launch, The Bird, Northbridge

5/9 Segue 'I Get It' EP Launch, Pig Melon, East Perth15/8 DW/Basic Mind + Great Statue + Bizness, Pig Melon, East Perth

22/8 Fox Scully + friends at the Lucky Goat, Fremantle

1/8 Sprawl 'Irrealis' Album Launch, Lyric Lane, Maylands

30/7 James Takenson Album Launch, The Bird, Northbridge

18/3 Segue '2 Things' Single Launch, The Bird, Northbridge (CANCELLED)

28/3 Jugular, Secret Location, Perth (CANCELLED)

9/4 James Takenson Album Launch, The Bird, Northbridge (CANCELLED)

Emlyn Johnson + Friends, Mojos Bar, Fremantle (2020) 

Tura SOUP NIGHTS 1, The Sewing Room, Perth (2019)

Cat Walk/Blue Waters/Great Statue/Arrester Bed, Grumpy's Bar, Mt Lawley (2019)

DIRTYMOUTH VII, Mojos Bar, North Fremantle (2019)

Segue/Montana Wildhack/Sara Salt/Great Statue, 459 Bar, North Perth (2019)

Camp Doogs, Deepwater Greenhouse stage (ambient DJ set) 2019

Häxa House: Kickstart Festival, Centre For Stories, Northbridge (2019) 

VOLTA at The Bird, Northbridge (2019)

Micromove at The Blueroom Theatre, FRINGEWORLD 2019

Divine Feminine exhibition opening, City Arts Space (2019)

In the Field, Sound Spectrum 2018.2

Seiche T0nne single launch, 459 bar (2018)

Moon Shadows I - Middens launch, Northbridge (2018)

Rathe: Sequences, Paper Mountain (2018)

DJ set, Audible Edge (2018)

Abode Camp, J Shed (2018)


Photos by Stas Julien-Martial, Häxa House: Kickstart Festival 2019