Wednesday 2 June 2021, 7.30pm

Billy Steiger & Zara Joan Miller – 'Four Dances' + Sunik Kim – 'The Bent Bow Must Wait to Be Released'

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OTO hosts a special screening of two films that we're very proud to be able to release on our TakuRoku label next week!

'The Bent Bow Must Wait to Be Released' is a new work from Sunik Kim, following Zero Chime (First Terrace, 2019), presented in film format. Featuring new music, as well as text from George Jackson, Kim San, Danièle Huillet, Xu Lizhi, Rosa Luxemburg, V.I. Lenin, Lee Jae-eui, and many more. 

This will also be the first public screening of Four Dances, an animated film made by Billy Steiger and Zara Joan Miller for TakuRoku. The film features four 'movement-drawings', or dances, each accompanied by piano recorded at Cafe OTO. Following the screening, Billy and Zara will re-imagine the film's score live.

Zara Joan Miller

Zara Joan Miller is an artist filmmaker and author of poetry collection BLUE MONDAY (JOAN Publishing, 2022). Her work has appeared in Fieldnotes journal, Another Gaze, Hotel, MAP, Autograph Gallery, Flash Art, Worms Magazine (forthcoming). Often working collaboratively, her practice is driven by a desire to challenge anthropocentrism and rhetorics of ableism, significantly influenced by her ongoing work with brain injury survivors. Her films play with layered movement and sound as a way of reimagining a body’s rhythm. Screenings include Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan, USA, 2022); Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland, 2021); Cafe OTO (London, UK, 2021); Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts (Goa, India, 2020); and xvvix.com.

Zara co-hosts SHOES with Lia Mazzari on RTM.FM. Each show focuses on a different pair of shoes, the sounds they make and how, once recorded and reheard, they begin to form a political language across time. Research-led, SHOES traces rhythms of human expression across dancing, pedestrian and barefooted cultures with a focus on sounds of resistance. With Evie Ward, she programmes the movement and sound series CEREBELLUM.

zarajoanmiller.com

Zara Joan Miller

Billy Steiger

Billy Steiger was born in Howth on the 16th December, 1986. Now he plays the violin.

“Then he sat down by a pond and began to play a tune. As he played, the most extraordinary thing happened. One by one the fish in the pond began to jump out and fly about in the air. And what is more, they were all different colours and they were singing to the music.”

Patrick, Quentin Blake.

https://billysteiger.bandcamp.com/

Sunik Kim

Sunik Kim is a musician and writer currently based in New York City. Their last album, Zero Chime, was released in 2019 on First Terrace Records and featured Kim playing alto sax alongside a multitude of traditional Korean instruments. They are also a regular contributor to experimental music publication Tone Glow, and have had writing featured in Pitchfork, Bandcamp Daily, Soap Ear and elsewhere.

https://sunikkim.bandcamp.com/

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