Nan Goldin & The Tiger Lillies

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

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Thursday, 5 January 2017 — 8:30pm
Friday, 6 January 2017 — 8:30pm
Saturday, 7 January 2017 — 8:30pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique


  • Nan Goldin, photographies
  • The Tiger Lillies
  • Martyn Jacques, composition, song, accordion
  • Adrian Stout, doublebass, song, scie musicale, thérémine
  • Jonas Golland, drum kit, percussion
Released between 1979 and 1986, Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency was one of the photographer’s earliest series, yet it rightfully remains one of her best-known works today.  The slideshow projected on a large screen is accompanied by the music of the Tiger Lillies.  This dark and provocative London-based trio have a Brechtian-inspired style and the contorted faces they pull through their make-up match the images perfectly.  The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a masterpiece, an authentic rendering of modern times.