In the midst of the challenges of hard lockdown, I.C.E. is pleased to be able to continue to offer public events that lift moods and evoke a sense of hope.
With the participants of its Club Weld program for neurodiverse musicians and in support of R U OK Day, which encourages people to stay connected and have conversations, I.C.E. was pleased to have hosted its online R U OK Karaoke party, last week.
Club Weld promotes the musical talents of neurodiverse musicians as mainstream artists and recording residencies with major institutions, including the Opera House.
Producer, Special Projects, Victoria Harbutt, spoke of the community enhancing impact of the online party.
“Moods were definitely enhanced when in honour of RU OK Day, 49 people, including a family in Ireland, sang along to original songs by the Club Weld musicians and some classics,” Victoria said. “A sparkling hour in a hard lockdown.”
Participants of the event, which was hosted by the Motel Sisters, Paris and Tacky Motel, a multi-faceted artist duo from Western Sydney, felt invigorated by the online party. Club Weld musician Charbel said, “I liked the R U OK KARAOKE because it made me stop stressing out & made me to stop thinking what is happened around the world and made me happy again.”
About THE MOTEL SISTERS
The Motel Sisters, Paris and Tacky Motel, are a multi-faceted artist duo from Western Sydney. Also known as Naomi Oliver and Liam Benson, The Motel Sisters work engages with Australian society, pop culture and the contemporary art world. The characters are loosely based on celebrities, over-media-saturated socialites such as Paris Hilton. They have ‘crashed’ TV shows such as Ready Steady Cook, and performed at large galleries including Helsinki’s Kiasma and Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.