The first time I came into contact with Jed Town's name was in relations to his band Fetus Productions where I saw them in Auckland at the Windsor Castle in the early 1980’s. They blew my brains out and left their indelible mark. It wasnt just the music or the wall of sound that blew out from the stage, but the live use of film and visual stimulation in conjunction with sound . They were cutting the edges off the status quo of NZ rock and completely trailblazing a new road for what was to become a norm.
I was excited to realise that Jed was still practicing his trade, it is after all so easy to give up. Fetus Reproductions exhibited at the Auckland Art Gallery and Secrets of the Ocean Floor at Artspace.His work still crossing the visual and sound genres creating new and sometimes disparate worlds.
“Secrets of the Ocean Floor “ is a work I am looking forward to experiencing and I feel very privileged to be able to have Towns as one of the artists for this exhibtion.
Secrets of the Ocean Floor will be found in a shop on reclaimed land around the centre of Dunedin .
Image courtesy of Jed Town