Friday 17 June 2022, 8pm


No Longer Available

For the fourth iteration of IN HOUSE, this group show will explore OTO's infrastructure – pillars, floor, phones, windows, livestream - creating a live collage through sound, movement, voice, radio, camera, paint, projection and dance.

Hannah Baum, Regan Bowering, Conal Blake, Ju Canon, Amy Dickson, Michaela Gerussi, Halldora Osk Eiriksdottir, Action Pyramid, Chris Killick, Zara Joan Miller, and Rory Salter.

IN HOUSE is a series for collecting and sharing the voices, talent and camaraderie that exist in-house at Cafe OTO.

Conal Blake

Conal Blake is a Glaswegian musician currently based in London. He is 1/4 of ‘Domestic Exile’ and runs a radio show called ‘Feedback Moves’ on Threads Radio.

Amy Dickson

"My practice unites film, video and performance with a background in textiles. Part of my practice involves creating platforms for film, video and live performance through collaboration, most significantly as co-founder of collective-iz & xviix. Publications include: Senses of Cinema, Millennium Film Journal, and Sequence Magazine. Recent screenings and exhibitions include: (2021), (2020), In House, Café OTO, London (2020); Work Programme, LUX, London, UK, (2019); Light & Dark (Park), LUX, London, UK (2018); Extending the Frame, Whitstable Biennale, Kent, UK (2018)."

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

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.

Zara Joan Miller

Hannah Baum

Hannah Baum is a photographer, painter, founder and curator of Stray Dog zine. Self-taught, all works mainly explore the love of dark things and fantasies and the cross between the digital and analog world. All with influences from fashion, music and history which she has a background in.

Halldora Osk Eiriksdottir

Halldóra Eiríksdóttir does spoken words and Roobén Galbraith-Goode does music production. They are both finishing their degree this year in European Theatre Arts (Training the contemporary performer) at Rose Bruford College.

Action Pyramid

Working under the name Action Pyramid, Tom Fisher's projects vary from site-specific sound installation and headphone based works for galleries and museums, to experimental sound works, radio and music. Utilizing a multitude of recording techniques, often aimed at exploring and re-interpreting the seemingly unnoticed and unheard elements of our surroundings, he looks to present compositional and spatial expressions of these phenomena in a way that attempts to offer up alternative perspectives regarding perceptions of scale, hierarchical bias and the interconnectedness of living things.

His work has been featured at LUX, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Cafe OTO, The Grant Museum of Zoology, London Transport Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France & Jardin des Plantes (Paris), the Fjuk Art Center and Husavik Whale Museum (Iceland), as well as on Resonance Fm, Radiophrenia, and as part of Archipel Festival (Geneva) & Open City Documentary Festival. He is the winner of Phonurgia Nova Award 2021 in the Field Recording / Prix Paysage Sonore category.

He has also participated in artist residencies at RIVERSSSOUNDS (Online/Ukraine/Romania), Fjuk Arts Centre (Iceland), and BioArctica (Finnish Arctic).

Ju Canon

Ju Canon is a painter. They love skip trucks. 

Michaela Gerussi

Michaela Gerussi is a Canadian dance artist working in live performance, video, and interdisciplinary contexts. Her interests lie primarily in improvisation, the nervous system and attentional practices with the body.

Michaela's choreographic work considers shifting relationships between people, places and materials, layering subtle perceptual detail with a functional, dynamic approach to movement.

Her solo and collaborative works have been presented in Montreal (CA), Toronto (CA), Buffalo (USA), Berlin (DE) and London (UK). In 2021 she completed an MFA in Creative Practice at Trinity Laban/Independent dance.

Chris Killick

I am playing cardboard rolls for this gig. Those rolls were leaning against a wall in Ashwin Street. I decided to rescue them. “What if” I put a microphone inside those tubes, and contact-mics. Then those pieces of commercial trash, could be used for producing interesting sounds. Cooking implements are another source of sound experimentations. I also enjoy exploring with sound effects such as reverb and echo.

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