HEROPERA | Trickster

HEROPERA[ Image by Zeloot ]

17 mei: try-out
19 mei: premi
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@UBIK/WORM, Boomgaardstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam, NL
20:30 – 22:30 

HEROPERA is an improvised, ‘ad-lib’ performance deconstructing the opera medium and challenging traditional ideas about heroism and storytelling. Sparked by speculative fiction and rooted in various disciplines, TRICKSTER plays around with the cultural and visual codes of opera, practising the relational, the messy, the spontaneous, the unpredictable. Instead of tragic heroines who sacrifice or annihilate themselves, this opera stages five women who can conjure up something on the spot, and are not afraid of not knowing (yet). Non-heroism and the unseen therefore also earn their spot in this collective ‘work’ (operare). While venturing into a post-normal future, all TRICKSTERs are collaboratively and simultaneously the actors, singers, writers, scenographers, composers and technicians of this show. 

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Sonic Speculations | Art Lacuna

Sonic Speculations for A Convivial Discussion: Up the Junction brings together Christine Ellison (POLLYFIBRE), Steve Klee and Maggie Roberts (Orphan Drift).
Thursday 28 July 6.30 – 9pm

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Sonic Speculations is a research event in which Sinead Bligh’s exhibition Up the Junction acts as a platform to discuss the relationships between spectators, sound and material reality. A range of presentations and screenings will culminate in discussion. Steve Klee’s questions of human agency with, or against, material conditions permeate the event, which Christine Ellison cuts through with sonic objects, as Orphan Drift’s sci-fi landscapes of our current and future material realities propagate and spread virally across the space.

The event has been co-ordinated by Kirsten Cooke with Sinéad Bligh and is programmed in conjunction with Bligh’s current exhibition Up the Junction at ArtLacuna, nr Clapham Junction station. 

Art Lacuna 48 FALCON ROAD LONDON SW11 2LR
http://artlacuna.org/ 

 

MATTIN | NOISE & REALITY: THE MALEVOLENCE OF OUR TIMES

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11–13 APRIL 2016 | Cafe Oto

Three-day residency entitled ‘Noise & Reality: The Malevolence of our Times’ – curated by Basque artist, Mattin. Working mostly with noise and improvisation, Mattin has over 70 releases on numerous international labels and has collaborated with the likes of Tony Conrad, Taku Sugimoto, Oren Ambarchi, Junko and Bruce Russell. He has also written about improvisation, free software and against the notion of intellectual property.

MONDAY 11 APRIL
NOISE, EPISTEMOLOGY AND ABJECTION
Inigo Wilkins and Cecile Malaspina: conversation on noise and epistemology

”              ” [sic] Tim Goldie
Billy Bao
VOMIR

TUESDAY 12 APRIL
LANGUAGE, VOICE AND CRISIS
Anguish Language (with different participants)
Miguel Prado and Mattin: Evacuation of the Voice (release concert)

Laboria Cuboniks & d-n-e:: Sounding of the Xenofeminist Manifesto

Xabier Erkizia

WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL
ALIENATION AS AN ENABLING CONDITION
Ray Brassier (via Skype) and Mattin: conversation on alienation

Seymour Wright and Sally Golding

Social Realist Score (Working Draft) post-workshop performance

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Christine Sun Kim | Rustle Tustle

Christine Sun Kim Rustle Tustle

Being deaf in a world of sound is like living in a foreign country blindly following the cultural rules, customs, and behaviours without ever questioning them … Sound is almost like money and power. It’s so powerful that it could either disempower me and my art, or empower me. I chose to be empowered. – Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim will make her debut in the UK with an ambitious exhibition probing the social and political realities ingrained in the use of voices – hers as well as others’. In Rustle Tustle, the Berlin-based artist, who was born deaf, invites viewers to expand their understanding of what sound is and can be, undermining the all-prevailing “sound etiquette” set by hearing culture.

The exhibition will showcase a new series of drawings exploring the links between sign language and music, an interactive, walkable installation Game of Skill (2015) – which uses gallery visitors as moving instruments, teaching them a new way to listen – and a new video work, Close Readings (2015).

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London Subterraneous | ‘Stinkpipes’

Jacob Kirkegaard - London Subterraneous

LAUNCH NIGHT, FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
Jacob Kirkegaard with Call & Response present: London Subterraneous

Friday 25th September 6pm—9pm

Artist Jacob Kirkegaard and the UK’s only independent sound art space Call & Response have collaborated to create a sound installation that invites the audience to experience the hidden underworld of London’s water system.

The project takes the work of seventeenth century alchemist and scientist Athanasius Kircher as inspiration. Kircher created a collection of so called speaking statues whose spiral mouths would lead out into the streets of Rome like giant trumpets. London Subterraneous links Kircher’s ‘speaking trumpets’ to his fascination with geology and underground reverberations and explore London’s mundus subterraneous.

For this project, special microphones were used to access sounds from a series of towering, hollow pipes that connect the city’s familiar terrestrial environment to a lesser-known complex network of sewers and rivers below. These “stink pipes”, erected as safety valves to vent toxic gases from the Victorian sewer network in the 1860s, allow us to connect to our past and eavesdrop on the capital’s underground world.  More info

Call &Response
Enclave, Unit 9
50 Resolution Way
London
SE8 4NT