The martial arts classic has inspired a bonkers installation.

A hall of mirrors is being built at London’s ICA to stage performances by the likes of PAN boss Bill Kouligas, Casio-wielder Heatsick and club experimenter Amnesia Scanner.

Inspired by a scene in Bruce Lee’s martial arts classic Enter The Dragon, the “mutating sound sculpture” has been designed by Chinese artist Zhang Ding to host battle-style performanced. Each night, two of the 26 acts and DJs involved will play on opposite sides of the gallery, performing their own material to a small crowd before coming together in an improvised collaboration.

Japanese acid rock band Bo Ningen, Werkdiscs artist Lukid, drone duo Vision Fortune and cosmic R&B producer Throwing Shade are also among the participating musicians, who were recruited with help from NTS Radio.

Ding explained that his twin passions for martial arts and music fuelled his creation: “Like in music, in martial arts there are different styles and schools, and so I wanted to find a way to bring this old eastern philosophy of communication when fighting, but between bands instead – they are competing but also drawing on each other. And so I wanted to find a point where western and eastern people are familiar, which is why I chose Bruce Lee’s Enter The Dragon.”

He added: “The most important thing is they feel like this is a party.”

Enter the Dragon runs until 25 October – get tickets from the ICA’s website. [via Guardian]



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