:-* | 2012 |Courtesy of Charlotte Prodger and Kendall Koppe, Glasgow | Photograph: Adam Reich
Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Charlotte Prodger with Fatima Hellberg and Irene Revell from Electra
Through conversation and selected sound-based and video material from artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Charlotte Prodger, the event explores questions of the manifestation of musical and sonic cultures in artistic practice.
Does contemporary art offer a particular space for irreverence or critical discourse? What is this exchange: what are the specific vocabularies that are at stake; how do modes of production and distribution translate across disciplines and contexts?
In 2012 London based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan had two solo shows featuring new commissioned work The Freedom Of Speech Itself at The Showroom, London and The Whole Truth at CASCO, Utrecht. His ongoing project Aural Contract has been recently exhibited at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013) and The Taipei Biennial (2012). Other works include Marches for Artangel London (2008) and his collaboration as part of the group Model Court presented at Gasworks, London (2013). Abu Hamdan is a part of the research team Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College where he is also a Phd candidate and lecturer.
Charlotte Prodger is an artist based in Glasgow. Her installations and performances explore what happens to speech, and the self for which it is a conduit, as it transmutates via time, space and various technological systems. In her 'performances' she employs playback devices and her peers, as multiple ciphers for her writing. Recent solo exhibitions include Percussion Biface 1-13 at Studio Voltaire, London (2012) and :-*, Intermedia, Glasgow (2012) and group exhibitions and performances at the Artists' Space, New York, LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images and CCA, Glasgow. She is represented by Kendall Koppe, Glasgow.
Electra is a London based contemporary art organisation which curates, commissions and produces projects by artists working across sound, moving image, performance and the visual arts. Through close dialogue with a range of venues and collaborators, they present their projects across the UK and internationally. At the heart of theirpractice is a process-based relationship between artist, curator and audiences, which seeks to give the projects space to find their own rhythm, public outputs, and discourse.
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