Black Tower Projects - Opening Event 23rd September 2017

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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.

http://www.blacktowerprojects.com/

Supernormal 2017

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'.

Dark Matter Gushes From The Mouth To The Open Air

I will be presenting some work for Dark Matter Gushes From The Mouth To The Open Air at

Guest Projects (E8).

7pm-9pm

19th April

Event Details:

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: 

Anneke Kampman
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Evan Ifekoya
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Tristam Vivian Adams & Carey Robinson
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Sarah Gillett
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Rachael Finney
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Amy Pettifer
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Tamar Banai

https://www.facebook.com/events/1656637924644300/

 

Playing w/ Wilted Woman, Yaws, Chloe Frieda Friday 31st March

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. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1857845097823865/

See you there!

Total Fiction w/ R Elizabeth

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/

HMN #8

I will be presenting a series of temporal compositions at HMN #8 curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak and Anne Tellintire.

 

Details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/157008791479196/

New sound work on display at the Austrian Cultural Forum London

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/

Season of Error *OUT NOW* on WhereToNow?

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:

http://wheretonowsound.tumblr.com

https://www.facebook.com/wheretonowsound 

R Elizabeth Live at The Outer Church

R Elizabeth will be making a rare outing fro The Outer Church on September 24th at The Montague Arms (South London). Join us.....

Event details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/936600373052584/

WTN #4

A rare outing for R Elizabeth at Where To Now #4 with FDG & Ozel AB.

 

Good Times.

 

Ekho: Women in Sonic Art Archive

My sound work Dining Room (2014) has been added to the Ekho: Women in Sonic Art archive curated by Holly Jarvis.

https://ekhofemalesound.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/rachael-finney/

 

New R Elizabeth on NTS

New R Elizabeth track The Timid Habit of The Skin from upcoming Season of Error release featured on Beatrice Dillon + Where To Now March NTS broadcast. 

Listen here:

https://www.mixcloud.com/NTSRadio/beatrice-dillon-where-to-now-2nd-march-2015/