Rwandan-born Dutch artist Christian Nyampeta works across art, design and theory in an ongoing enquiry into ways of living together.
Words after the World is an exhibition which builds on Nyampeta’s recent residency at Camden Arts Centre. During this time, Nyampeta hosted a scriptorium, in which he convened a working group to translate Francophone texts by philosophers such as Alexis Kagame and Maniragaba Balibutsa. This collective structure led to the production of the script for Nyampeta’s new film, which conveys a fictional writer attempting to complete a novella at a time when the use of existing words is restricted by copyright: as a result, the writer is compelled to craft new words in order to avoid both silence and persecution.
A major exhibition bringing together over 100 works to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day.
It’s a pity that it is their ‘paying show’ this year- (Student price £9.50) but I expect it will have a lot of seminal work in it. It will probably be quite overwhelming.. so allow enough time to smake your visit. Would be great if some PTBM body wanted to do a blog post on this! As it is really relevant to our pathway…
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.
Some interesting video work here to view online, especially if you are interested in a
“kind of artistic practice that through video mimics the production processes of advertising, TV and fashion – a practice that instead of opposing the corporate/institutional spectacle, flirts with its idioms and subverts its (commercial) objectives.”
David Panos’ new body of work positions itself in this intersection between fleshy physicality, fetishism
and metaphysics. It continues the formal and thematic engagement with the notion of ‘real abstraction’
and the theatrics of the commodity form begun in recent collaborative works like
Ultimate Substance (2012). For The Dark Pool Panos collaborated with the occupied Teatro Valle in Rome on a series of filmed improvisations working with the mechanisms of the theatre and in an impromptu green screen studio.The Valle’s performers and technicians worked with a number of randomly selected objects from the occupation (Ikea tables, camping mats, empty crates) to produce a fractured ballet of quotidian gestures that form the core of the work
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.