Photo Credit: Evan Ifekoya "Ritual Without Belief". Installation view, 2018. Commissioned by Gasworks. Courtesy the artist. Photo by Andy Keate
Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series - Spring Term 2020
Presented by LCC Sound Arts and Design and the CRiSAP Research Centre
Curated by Annie Goh
Thursdays at 2.30pm, Lecture Theatre B
FREE, EVERYONE WELCOME: if you do not have a UAL ID card, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48hrs before event to attend
9 January | Evan Ifekoya
London-based Evan Ifekoya (b.1988 Nigeria) is an artist-healer teacher researcher who through archival and sonic investigations considers blackness in abundance and the reparative potential of art and movement. They established the collectively run and QTIPOC led Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.) in 2018, and in 2019 won the Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artists Prize. Currently, they are in a deep period of study developing their healing practice, working with a number of leading ancestral and shamanic healing practitioners. Recently their work has been presented at: Gasworks, De Appel Amsterdam, ICA London, Serpentine Galleries, Camden Arts Centre, La Casa Encendida, KW Institute and Wysing Arts Centre.
16 January | Chooc Ly Tan
Chooc Ly Tan is a French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist and DJ. Tan’s practice sets out to use systems or tools that are used to understand the world, such as logic or physics, but subvert them to suggest new visions of reality. Recently her work has been shown at Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China; Fondation Boghossian, Brussels; and Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE.
As a DJ, she is not limited by a specific genre, though she has a penchant for infectious and futuristic club music. Chooc Ly recently played at Swallow, a queer nightclub in LA; Regenerative Feedback at WORM, Rotterdam; Yellow Peril • Diaspora Disco x Eastern Margins x Chinabot, at The Yard, London; Chale Wote Festival in Accra, Ghana; and the Living Art Museum, in Reykjavik, Iceland.
She also runs a club night called Décalé, a platform that puts on evenings of experimental, collapsing and flawless sounds/visuals.
23 January | Jennifer Walshe
“The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times) and “Wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude among others. Recent projects include Aisteach, a fictional history of avant-garde music in Ireland; EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT, a work for voice, string quartet and film commissioned by the Arditti Quartet; and TIME TIME TIME, an opera written in collaboration with the philosopher Timothy Morton, which has been touring to critical acclaim. ALL THE MANY PEOPLS, her second solo album, was released on Migro Records in May 2019. Walshe is currently Professor of Experimental Performance at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart.
30 January | Andrea Zarza Canova
Andrea Zarza Canova is an archivist and curator with a degree in philosophy. Born in Madrid, Spain, she has lived in London since 2011, and works as a curator at the British Library Sound Archive. She has worked at the Deep Listening Institute (Kingston, NY, USA), at the Pacific Radio Archives (Los Angeles, CA, USA) and with the London Musicians’ Collective Archive at the University of the Arts London Archive and Special Collections Centre. She has curated listening spaces with archival sound recordings as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival (Southbank Centre, London), the No Play! exhibition at nGbK (Berlin, Germany) and for a solo exhibition at Rhubaba (Edinburgh, U.K.). Her record label, Mana Records, run with Matthew Kent, publishes works at the intersection of contemporary and archival sound. She has produced programmes for NTS Radio and Radio Reina Sofía.
13 February | Khairani Barokka
Khairani Barokka is an Indonesian writer, poet, and artist whose work has been presented extensively, in fifteen countries. She is a PhD by practice researcher in Goldsmiths’ Visual Cultures Department and Modern Poetry in Translation's Inaugural Poet-In-Residence. Among her honours, she was an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow and is a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change. Okka is creator of stage works such as Edinburgh Fringe show Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee, and performance installations Annah: Nomenclature (ICA, 2018) and Selected Annahs (SALTS Basel, 2018; an Artforum Must-See). She is most recently co-editor of Saboteur-nominated Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches), author-illustrator of Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis), and author of Rope (Nine Arches). Work is published widely, in Poetry Review, The New Inquiry, and other journals, anthologies and art books. http://www.khairanibarokka.com/
20 February | Edward George
Edward George is a writer, researcher, and presenter of Black Audio Film Collective’s ground-breaking science fiction documentary Last Angel of History. Edward is a founder of Black Audio Film Collective (1982-1998), the multimedia duo Flow Motion (1996-present), and the electronic music group Hallucinator (1998-present). He presents ‘The Sound of Music’ on Threads Radio and ‘The Strangeness of Dub’ on Morley Radio.
27 February | Paul Purgas
5 March | Rebecca Lee
12 March | Madison Moore