Richard Grayson‘s latest project, titled Nothing Can Stop Us Now, will be running at London’s Dilston Grove, running May 23 to June 15.
The multiscreen sound and video installation is the first in a series of collaborations between Matt’s Gallery and Dilston Grove, and explores the “ghosts of solidarity and aspirations of agency” that still haunt contemporary art.
In a move that is part flash mob, part utopian collective, Nothing Can Stop Us Now reworks the old WWII song ‘Stalin Wasn’t Stallin’‘, originally written by Willie Johnson in celebration of Stalin’s stand against Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union.
With musical help from Leo Chadburn, Greyson turns the anthem into a contemporary meditation on the role of art in activism, ripe with the layered vocals of Bishi Bhattacharya, Tom Herbert, Laura Moody, and Sophie Ramsay.
See the Matt’s Gallery website for details. **