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Notes on an Autobiography | Event
25/01/2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Performance and video event with Siôn Parkinson, Psykick Dancehall, Tom White & Tom Varley
Psykick Dancehall is a collaboration between Hannah Ellul (1982) and Ben Knight (1983) that began as a label documenting underground and experimental musics. Their work focuses on sound, acts of listening and tactics of performance. Recent projects include a Creative Lab residency and exhibition, Thinking ourselves into existence at the CCA Glasgow; a residency at Lothringer13_Laden, Munich and unsmoothmaking, an exhibition at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow which included a collaborative publication with Sarah Forrest and Giuseppe Mistretta; and residencies at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh and Colour Out of Space Festival, Brighton. Their current work draws on the 1964 novel Berg by Ann Quin (1936-1973). They also produce D A N C E H A L L a publication that aims to explore experimental sound and music in broad, inter-disciplinary contexts, publishing work by artists, writers and musicians including Dylan Nyoukis, Corin Sworn, Lawrence Upton, Anne-Marie Copestake, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Limpe Fuchs amongst many others. www.psykickdancehallrecordings.com
Siôn Parkinson (1978) makes artworks, writes, and collaborates on curatorial projects. His practice combines sculpture, text and singing. Recent exhibitions and performances include ZOMBIE JOY INGEST SPECTACLE, (part of de Montfort’s Pleasure Centre symposium), New Walk Museum, Leicester, 2013. DIE PUFFBRAUSE, PER FAVOR!!, (collab. with artist Lauren Godfrey), ICA, London, 2013. MORDENTOTARDIA or In the end, as a worm, (commiss. by FormContent), David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2013. THE MARIANDO (with Pieternel Vermoortel as the MOUTH), for *On Language*, (cur. by Lauren Godfrey), ICA, London, 2013
Tom White (1986) is an artist currently based in London. His work traverses multi-media platforms including sound, experimental film and video, installation and live performance. Recent work includes Public Address a site-specific sound installation on the Southampton Way Estate, Peckham commissioned as part of At the moment of being heard exhibition at South London Gallery. Past commissions for Spill Festival of Performance, Milton Keynes Gallery and LUX Moving Image and performances at Colour out of Space Festival, Brighton, V22 and The Yard Theatre, London. www.tomwhitesound.com
Tom Varley (1985) is an artist working in a range of media, including film, writing, painting and collage. His work is concerned with the relationship between symbolic communication and abstraction, often playing on malfunctioning speech or defective typographies in order to emphasise the arbitrariness of the shapes and sounds that make up written and spoken language. Recent exhibitions include : Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (solo); Glasgow Project Room (solo); Rhubaba, Edinburgh (project/event thing); Valise, Volksbühne Pavilion, Berlin (group); + various UK screenings. Recently contributed texts to the journals Gnommero and The Burning Sand and to the reader for the Tramway Festival of Artists’ Moving Image 2013. Forthcoming exhibitions at Tramway, Glasgow (solo) and Flip Project Space, Naples (solo).Tom is currently artist-in-residence at Standpoint Gallery and Studios in Hoxton with a screening of work in progress on Thursday 20th February.