Sunday 7 July 2019, 11am–1pm, Off-site
Sunday 7th July
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Meeting point: Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, London, E3 4PX
Led by Catherine Clover
Facilitated by Helen Frosi (SoundFjord)
Includes sound walk, breathing and listening activities, discussion, writing and performing exercises.
Participants are invited to take part in the final performance on Sunday afternoon.
-Wear clothes/shoes suitable for the weather.
-Refreshments will be provided.
*Performers and audience members are welcome to picnic in the park before the performance.*
This is a family-friendly event.
With thanks to the friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park https://www.fothcp.org/
Music and Other Living Creatures is a series at Cafe OTO (curated by OTO Projects) dedicated to music about, with, or by other living creatures. Birds, tigers, chickens, insects and many other living creatures are explored through sound-walks, listening sessions, commissioned performances, live responses and discussions.
Catherine Clover’s multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through voice, language and the interplay between hearing/listening, seeing/reading. Using field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word she explores an expanded approach to language within and across species through a framework of everyday experience, including the use of extant material and found footage. With listening as a key focus and the complexity of the urban as a shared sonic space, the artworks prompt transmission and reception through the fluidity, instability and mobility of voicing and languaging. The artworks are social in nature and frequently involve collaboration with other artists and with audiences. Their forms include public artworks, soundwalks, performance, readings, texts/scores, sound, installation, imaging.
Her artworks have been presented at Soundpocket, Hong Kong; Harvestworks, New York; Café Oto, London; Liquid Architecture, Melbourne; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; The Substation, Melbourne; Kaunas Artist’s House, Lithuania; Ting Shuo, Taiwan; CRISAP University of the Arts, London; University of the Arts, Tokyo; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne; McClelland Gallery, Melbourne; Texas Tech University, US; Massey University, Wellington, NZ; SoundFjord, London; Emerson Galerie, Berlin; London Metropolitan University; Red Gate Gallery, Beijing.
Clover lives between London, UK, where she was brought up, and Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation. She teaches in Naarm/Melbourne at Swinburne University (MA Writing), RMIT University (MA Public Art) and holds a practice led PhD (Fine Art) through RMIT University.