Mercuro-Chrome is the tin-foiled alter ego of the >CHOKE< poet, artist and musician Jamie Bolland and adapts his poem 'On All Fours' for performance with costumes by Morven Mulgrew.
The ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinski experienced a psychotic episode toward the end of his career and exclaimed in his diaries "I am God, I was not God, I am a clown of God..." This quote forms the starting point for an extended on-going exploration into bipolar identity, delusional intuition and the body; with the performance taking the form of a megalomaniacal tract spliced with rhythms and samples of Ornette Coleman, Goblin, the b-side rap of Madonna, and occasional auto-tune.
released July 17, 2019
Recorded and Produced with Raydale Dower at Headplant, July 2019
Titles by Spencer Gemmell @spenny.be.nice
Artwork by Alice Dansey-Wright @alicedanseyw
Music and words by Jamie Bolland @jmibloland
Costumes by Morven Mulgrew @morvenmulgrew
With thanks to Cairan McLaggan, Bronwen Nixon, and Nicole Rae from Only Skin who supported this project at the beginning.