The Red Show in A and its Alhambra For Today, conceived with Robert Wyatt’s complicity, carry a deep reflection that resonates particularly in these times of confrontation. Before being premiered at WhiteBox, this gesamtkunstwerk (total artwork) was created in the artist's studio in Molenbeek, a part of Brussels that has risen to sudden fame as a so-called world-basis for Islamist terrorists.
Passing through seven gates (amongst which a Gate of the Crusaders, a Gate of Jihad, a Gate of Zion and a Gate of Harmony), hearing sounds, seeing lights and listening to Robert Wyatt's talking of the immense heritage of the Alhambra and Al-Andalus, the visitor is invited to reflect on notions like expulsion, coexistence, religion and beauty.
He can also listen to a splendid composition in A,
Robert Wyatt last-ever composition, his ultimate legacy.