MERCY in partnership with PENNED IN THE MARGINS present
Electronic Voice Phenomena
New Language Mediums
@ Cafe OTO // 31st May 2012 TICKETS ONLY £5 click here to reserve one
(door entry will be £6/7)
feat. ANAT BEN DAVID & SET // ROSS SUTHERLAND // STEVEN FOWLER & BEN MORRIS // NATHAN JONES
plus OUTFIT (double denim) youtube dj set
and SAM RIVIERE and CRISPIN BEST live writing av
are far from grasping the full complexities of the phenomenon of the
so-called 'voices from beyond'... rules differ radically from those of
This unique performance event showcases 4 new commissions from Mercy on the spirituality of writing, voice, glitch and noise.
from a wide variety of perspectives across langauge-led spectrum, from
spoken word to sound-art, performance-writing to sound-poetry and new
media practice, these new works are united by their cutting edge
approach to the intersection of audience, performer and interface.
The title of the show references Konstantin Raudive's notorious 'breakthrough' experiments where he divined 'voices from beyond' in electronic noise - a phenomenon which has numerous resonances with contemporary language practice, from the schizophrenic, fragmented content of the texts, to the disembodied 'moment of inspiration'.
The event is hosted by Mercy, a collective well-regarded for the special atmosphere at their nights of language-art and performance.
Anat Ben David http://www.yippieyeah.co.uk/anat/
with Set (electronic musician)
Performer, video and sound artist. Anat is a collaborative member of art band "Chicks On Speed", and released her solo album "Virtual Leisure" in 2008. The work of Anat Ben-David follows the tradition of sound performance as art practice- treating sound text and visuals, developed through improvisational dynamics between body and voice, using digital media. For EVP, Anat will be showing new collaborative work in her Turn the Radio On project.
SJ Fowler and Ben Morris http://www.sjfowlerpoetry.com/
Experimental poet and performer. Steven is arguably the most prolific and influential writer within contemporary avant garde poetics. He is a PhD student at the contemporary centre for poetic research at Birkbeck college, poetry editor of 3am Magazine and curator of the Maintenant performance series. Renowned in performance circles for the unparalleled vituosity and intensity of his readings, Steven is working with Ben Morris of experimental music act Chora, presenting a new work taking Jewish kabalah as its starting point for an exploration of linguistic violence and trace.
Ross G Sutherland http://www.rosssutherland.co.uk/
Performance poet and writer. Ross has written three collections of poetry, nine live literature productions, and a science fiction film which will be produced by Warp Films. His documentary about whether computers will ever be able to write poetry, 'Every Rendition On A Broken Machine' was part of London Word Festival in 2011, and in 2012 he will tour 'Comedian Dies in the Middle of a Joke', a new interactive theatre work. For EVP Ross uses looped footage, taken from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, and uses it to commune with the spirit of his granddad.
and Nathan Jones http://alittlenathan.co.uk/
Performance-writer. Nathan has performed work as part of Liverpool Biennial, Late at Tate and London Word Festival. His book Noah's Ark, based on film-archive remix by Sam Meech, is published by Henningham Family Press. This performance will draw heavily on Nathan's conception of noise-poetics, using a dense, lyric performance in an av setting, to dislocate and reform traditional ideas of subjectivity in the performance moment. (This work was developed with the generous support of Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation, and features audio by Tom Smith)
THIS EVENT IS PART OF A PROGRAMME MADE POSSIBLE BY NATIONAL LOTTERY, THROUGH ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND GRANTS FOR THE ARTS
- Date & Time : Thursday, May 31st at 8:00pm to Friday, June 1st at 1:00am
- Venue : 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL