Compiled Performance no.2

This is the second series of drawings I made on top of footage of old BTR performances. My aim is to take the memory, which is both cerebral and digital, and push it into the physical. This clip is just to show you, the digital viewer, that it exists. Seeing is believing. Believing is existing. Without you, the viewer, this doesn't exist. So here you go.

Phantom 3Piece

In 2017, we performed three times during the opening of three different exhibitions, all part of the In The Pursuit Of... series: ...Disruptive Voices...Gender: A Universal Language and ...Alternative Truths. To top it all off, we 'curated' a one-day exhibition/festival. This is the statement that accompanied the exhibition:

"What is the definition of a band? According to Broken Toaster Records, it depends on which type of band you want to define. A ‘rock band’ for instance, is completely different from a ‘band of brothers’, unless the brothers happen to be in a rock band together. It is also completely different from a ‘head band’, unless it refers to a band of heads that are also a rock band – or, in some cases, brothers. As far as Broken Toaster Records concerns a band could be a multitude of things, it merely depends from which angle one looks at it. “Was the Phantom of the Opera a saboteur, or was he part of the show?” “Do we even have to concern ourselves with the issues of phantoms?” Broken Toaster Records does not know.

What they do know is that sometimes, bands can operate in phantom-like ways, obscuring themselves by hiding in the walls or by pretending they are doing something else, like sawing wood or giving speeches or hanging from the ceiling. To present themselves as phantoms, obscured in the background. This is what Broken Toaster Records pursued. They will present their doings and undertakings at Expoplu under the title ‘Phantom 3Piece’. This three-piece is loosely based on documentation of previous performances at Expoplu in context of the year program ‘In The Pursuit Of…’, but also will include new interventions and performances.

To be phantoms. to be a band. to be part of the show. The band of brothers from different mothers, also known as Broken Toaster Records, present this show, from their heads to yours: Phantom 3Piece."

James Pink - Liquid Love

This video was recorded at Willem Twee Poppodium & Kunstruimte, Den Bosch. We were invited to make a work for the glass showcase there. We decided to spend the night inside the showcase, and record our album there. In the spirit of the Pink Saturday event, which would take place the next week, we decided to make an EP about James Pink. James is in love, hates his mom and gets all the girls. But is that what he really wants?

"Untitled"

A live performance/ DJ set/ organ practice/ inuit gathering/ open bar. Shot at the weekly "5 á 7" event, organized by the Fine Art department, which took place at ArtEZ, Institute for the Arts, Arnhem.

Thom Twaiter's Goat Suit Try Out Band - Live at "EXTRAPOOL presents Muziekles"

EXTRAPOOL and ArtEZ, Institute for the Arts, Arnhem, organized an event called "Muziekles". It involved a workshop by sound artist Emanuel de Swaaf, a live performance by power sludge metal band "Witches Brew" and a performance by Thom Twaiter's Goat Suit Try Out Band, which was a try out band for the live performance by Thomas Thwaiter's Goat Suit at "Club Tilburg: Tu Sei Arrivato" in Tilburg.

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