Second R Elizabeth instalment is on its way and will be released as soon as possible....I'm a slow worker.
Very excited to announce I will be performing new work Can I Just Say Something...? for the closing event of Is Now A Good Time? by Flo Brooks currently on at Cubitt.
I recently wrote about the compositional strategies at play in Terre Thaemlitz's Interstices currently showing at Auto Italia for Map magazine.
To be read at your leisure:
I will be performing for this event curated by Benjamin A. Owen in response to his most recent project. it is a six hour on going piece starting at 16.30pm and ending at 10.00pm. '
Saturday 4th November at Iklectik
Black Tower Projects opens its doors to the public on September 23rd 2017 for an evening of screenings and performances.
The opening night begins with a screening of 'The Black Tower' (1985-7) by John Smith, whose structural approach to filmmaking invites the viewer to question what is being presented to them both onscreen and across culture at large. Following the original film, artist and software engineer Daniel Jones presents a reedited version, created with a piece of code that reorders the film’s frames from dark to light, then back again. Playing silently and continuously over the course of the evening, it provides a backdrop for performers to enact an invocation for the project space.
Berlin-based Katarina Hruskova reads a site-specific text that focuses on the metamorphic architecture of The Black Tower, whilst Rachael Finney’s performance utilises the voice in a more textural capacity - drawing upon its materiality and embodiment.
Patrick Goddard performs 'No Ironic Tip of the Hat to Class Consciousness Can Save Us Now!', a work of contradiction that grapples with the artist’s implication in the changing topology of London. Molly Palmer’s 'Gas Pipes' looks inward towards the places we carry inside ourselves - a suggestion of anatomical topography.
Musician and founding member of This Heat, Charles Hayward, performs two works in response to the conditions of the project space, 'Slow Train' and '30 Minute Snare Drum Roll'. Forming an acoustic drone over the course of this meticulously observed time frame, Hayward will end the night using a technique that builds anticipation for what is yet to come.
I will be showing new work The Grief of Electra (2017) at this years Supernormal festival.
Filmed throughout the ancient settlement of Ano on the island of Syros (Greece) the installation sets up a conversation between the visual and the aural. Conceptualizing the architecture of Ano as a labyrinth of Pythagorean screens the film attempts to highlight the acousmatic character of this unique environment. Played simultaneously with the film are three reel-to-reel recordings. Facing the screen they act as a symbolic chorus interacting with the moving images in front of them and overlapping with each other. Each tape recording possesses a collage of material that continuously weaves in and out of each other. Interested in non-symbolic utterance, the paralinguistic and erotic’s of the voice, each recording is possessed by a different voice or set of voices that in some way inhabit these themes. Working with artist and writer Ionna Gerakadi, the central player discusses the story of Sophocles ‘Electra’. Gerakadi focuses on the voice of Electra explaining her voice as one of grief and lament. Electra’s despair is made audible via her voice, yet these utterances sit outside of symbolic language. Sitting aside this player the further two recordings play a composition of material extracted from the non-symbolic utterances of backing singers throughout the late 1950’s and 1960s. Taken from what is understood to be the ‘girl group’ era these figures largely remained unknown and named only via their group moniker. Often made to perform non-symbolic ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ these voices remain somehow outside of language yet able to perform emotion. As the chorus of these voices dip in and out of sync they are both a response and reflection of Electra’s own voice. As the subjects of these voices remain visually out of reach the film highlights the ‘unknowability’ of this chorus.
On Saturday 5th at 18.30pm R Elizabeth will be performing in the Barn at Supernormal too.
Come and say 'hello'.
I will be presenting some work for Dark Matter Gushes From The Mouth To The Open Air at
Guest Projects (E8).
Latent gurgles, murmurs rising... a tone begins in the depths of the belly and strives in the throat before escaping – a burst of vocal dark matter. Writers Jennifer Boyd and Amy Pettifer curate a one-off programme of audio works for an hour of listening in the deep dark.
Just as the genesis of the Laboratory of Dark Matters' work began with nine artists travelling 1100m below ground to a dark matter research facility on the North East coast of England, this programme explores the transformations, mutations and possibilities that are generated in ultra-deep space; the vitality that lurks in the coved chambers of the body, in oceanic depth, in the ravine of the web, or the shadowed corners of subversive communal space.
Including work by:
Tristam Vivian Adams & Carey Robinson
Been a tough week of funerals and fatigue BUT I will be performing on Friday at Apriary Studios this Friday with Wilted Woman (Berlin) which I am pretty excited about.
See you there!
Paul Clipson with Jeremy Young & Shinya Sugimoto present TOTAL FICTION.
R Elizabeth will be playing at for Total Fiction at The Old Church, Stoke Newington, London on 23rd March 2017
Details and tickets here: http://theoldchurch.org.uk/events/paul-clipson-with-shinya-sugimoto-and-jeremy-young-total-fiction/
I will be presenting a series of temporal compositions at HMN #8 curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak and Anne Tellintire.
R Elizabeth will be providing a interludes of tape cuts, odd soundings, readings and murmers for Where To Now at Cafe Oto on November 26th.
R Elizabeth will be at DIY Space for London in November. Watch her hands anxiously hover over old Casio's.
New exhibition Losing Chorus open on Tuesday 20th September at BB15 Gallery, Linz, Austria.
The wonderful Home Normal have put out a new compilation featuring three tracks from R Elizabeth. The compilation takes it name from one of the R Elizabeth tracks 'Rough Imaginary'- purchase here:
A collaborative performance with artist Salvatore Arancio for this event in February. Come and say hello.
More information here:
A new sound work will be on display at the Austrian Cultural Forum for the exhibition Translation as Firework curated by Jen Calleja.
There will also be a evening of performances and readings in relation to the exhibition on October 20th. For more details http://www.acflondon.org/literature-and-books/translation-firework/
Playing at Power Lunches on Sunday for Barlow Index.
Season of Error by R Elizabeth is out today on WhereToNow? You can pick up a copy here: https://wheretonow.bandcamp.com
And check out their other WhereToNow? release here: