In advance of the launch of new Cubitt Curator Tom Morton’s 2006/7 exhibitions and events programme `The Fortress of Solitude’, Cubitt Gallery presented a guest event by Jeremiah Day in collaboration with `We vs. Death’.

The Gary Webb project is a performance that tells the story of US journalist Gary Webb, who in December of 2004 was found dead from two gunshots to the head. In certain circles Webb is still famous for a series of articles he wrote in 1995 that linked the CIA to cocaine sales in Los Angeles. Webb’s work was widely attacked, and several large newspapers made systematic attempts to discredit him – including the L.A. Times, which set up a dedicated ‘Get Gary Webb Team’. Following this Webb lost his job, his family, and then ultimately his life.

Jeremiah Day, an American artist currently living in Amsterdam, asked `We Vs. Death’ a young Dutch post-rock band to accompany him in making a lecture/concert/eulogy for Webb. The performance consists of a slide-show, music and lecture presentation.

Jeremiah Day (1974, USA) was a participant at the Rijksakdemie Von Beeldende Kunsten in 2003-4. Previously he was artist-in-residence at Beyond Baroque Literary/Art Center in Los Angeles from 2000-2002, where he founded the interdisciplinary Beyond Baroque Working Group. In 2002 he organized “The Great Silence: 10 Years After The Riots” at Beyond Baroque. His most recent solo exhibition was at Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam.

We Vs. Death are based in Utrecht, Netherlands. Their full-length album was released on Zabel Muziek.

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