Dont’ mis sthis from Sonia our own UAL Chair of Black art!
1 Feb 2017 – 16 Apr 2017
Sonia Boyce presents a new body of work created especially for the ICA. We move in her way involves the exploratory vocal and movement performances of Elaine Mitchener, Barbara Gamper and her dancers Eve Stainton, Ria Uttridge and Be van Vark, with an invited audience. A multi-media installation has been generated from the documentation of their open-ended live performance. The title of the work suggests two possible readings: that ‘she’ dictates our movements; or that we obstruct ‘hers’, with both interpretations suggesting power is at playNotions of difference and relatedness make reference to the enduring influence of Dada within We move in her. Processes of collaborative improvisation are exemplified in the piece, referencing the Brazilian artist Lygia Clark in the late 1960s and 70s. Some of the masks worn by the audience are a re-working of Sophie Tauber’s Dada Head (1920) – itself an appropriation of Oceanic sculpture. The final artwork takes another playful turn to create a multi-layered and multi-media installation..
South African artist William Kentridge (b.1955, Johannesburg) is renowned for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics.
In this major exhibition of six large-scale installations by the artist, music and drama are ruptured by revolution, exile and scientific advancement.
This Also at Whitechapel- is very much worth a look.. and it’s free…
Characteristically deploying their strategic combination of humour, information, bold graphics and a subversive use of public space, their latest campaign includes a banner installed on the front of the Gallery and a display of posters and new research.
This is a must- see show for anyone interested in Artists’ Film!
It’s a major exhibition of work by the internationally celebrated filmmaker and artist, Chantal Akerman. It’s the first large scale exhibition in the English-speaking world of Akerman’s installation work. There will be seven installation works at Ambika P3: the centrepiece will be NOW (2015), a powerful 8 channel video installation with surround sound originally commissioned for the Venice Biennale 2015. For this work, Akerman collected images from desert regions, specifically violently contested regions in the Middle East, her aim to present the current condition of violence and conflict as lived experience.
Ambika P3, University of Westminster,
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Opening hours: Daily except Mondays
Tue–Fri, 11am–7pm, Sat–Sun, 12pm–6pm
Nearest tube: Baker Street
Women’s role in sound has largely been excluded from academic texts. The author Douglas Kahn in his seminal work, Noise Water Meat, noted that there had been no ‘fruitful studies of females’ in sound and/or music studies, though there exist numerous contributors to various sound disciplines. However, there are now some seminal texts that have been written by women on sound, which have contributed to various fields of study from ecology to music technology, urban and noise theory, listening practices and history. These authors include Pauline Oliveros, Andra McCartney, Mags Adams, Karin Bijsterveld, Hildegard Westerkamp, and Emily Thompson, to name a few. There are also publications which have sought to give voice to those working as creative sound practitioners such as the books Her Noise, and Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound. This symposium launches a new network that seeks to redress a growing knowledge gap concerning the impact women have in the field of sound studies, particularly within sound and music technology.
Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl is one of the most critically acclaimed artists working in the field of video today. Steyerl’s work focuses on contemporary issues such as feminism and militarisation, as well as the mass proliferation and dissemination of images and knowledge brought on by digital technologies.
Ex Wimbledon TBM student Jade Coles will be performing at the ICA as part of Eileen Simpson and Ben White’s new short video work The Brilliant and the Dark, a restaging of a 1969 cantata for women’s voices of the same name. Following a discussion with the artists and choir leader Deborah Coughlin (chaired by curator Anna Colin), the radically remixed cantata will be performed live by the extraordinary 22-piece women’s choir Gaggle.