“I don’t believe you, you’re a liar” - Bob Dylan, 1966
Artist William Hunt presented a new performance and other events as a part of Junction, an ongoing series of off-site projects commissioned by Camden Arts Centre. Inspired by Bob Dylan’s response to a heckler at the Free Trade Hall in 1966 “I don’t believe you, you’re a liar”, Hunt transformed the Artists’ Studio into a recording studio and invites singer songwriters to be connected to a polygraph machine (lie detector). As acoustic and especially folk music had traditionally been associated with protest and the authentic, Hunt asks the question of whether it is truly heartfelt or the musicians are simply pushing our buttons.
The finale of Hunt’s residency took place in King’s Cross with ‘Saturday Night TV’, a battle of the bands and alternative to the omnipresent TV talent show. The finale is judged by a ‘celebrity panel’ along with the audience who are asked to shout “play loud, play real loud” or “I don’t believe you, you’re a liar”.
Junction: A series of artists’ projects for King’s Cross. Commissioned by Camden Arts Centre.