Bronwyn Holloway-Smith

Goodwill Singalong (2007)

4 min 22 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Responding to a personal memory of the phenomenon of the American grunge-rock band Nirvana, Goodwill Singalong explores the relationships and conflicts between subversive alternative music and praise and worship singing, playfully questioning these territories through the ubiquitous Karaoke video.

“As an an adolescent growing up in an enthusiastically Christian household listening to Nirvana was an act of rebellion. I remember secretly listening to Smells Like Teen Spirit on my walkman at night under the protection of my duvet, wondering what all the heavy metal fuss was about when they were just singing about potatoes and mosquitoes.”

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