2–4 February 2019, 5–9pm, OTO Project Space
Please note that this installation is free entry but booking is essential through the link above.
Installation by Shenece Oretha
at the Oto Project Space
2-4 February, 5-9pm daily
Curated by Taylor Le Melle for not/nowhere
Testing Grounds presents and incorporates Oretha’s ongoing research project, ‘black whole’. A live/performative installation with multiple openings, breaks, breakdowns.
Testing Grounds is a live installation that will unfold over the duration of the evening, with multiple interventions. You are welcome to flow in, out and around as you please within the 2 hour slot you book. Capacity is limited, so if you would like to be able to flow throughout the course of the evening, please reserve a ticket for all four hours.
Tickets are also available for our concert on February 5, where Shenece Oretha will perform live.
Shenece Oretha, who lives and works in London, is a multidisciplinary artist and DJ (under her alias, ORETHA). Converging multichannel sound installations, performance, text, print and sculpture, Shenece’s focus is on polyvocality and listening as an embodied practice. She choreographs layers of music, voice, recordings and noise to shape moments of communion and ceremony. (@oooretha)
Taylor Le Melle is a curator and writer based in London. Taylor’s institutional experiences include David Roberts Art Foundation, Camden Arts Centre and a role as Assistant Curator, Public Programmes at Serpentine Galleries. There Taylor co-programmed the Galleries’ film, talks and performance series such as Park Nights 2017. Taylor has also organised shows at: McKenna Museum of Art (New Orleans), Chisenhale Dance Space, Arcadia Missa, and Assembly Point (all London). Taylor’s writing has been featured in: Art Monthly, Flash Art and Sophia Al Maria’s upcoming Sad Sack (Bookworks, 2018). With artist Imran Perretta, they have initiated not/nowhere, an artist workers’ cooperative focusing on film, audio and digital practices. With Rowan Powell (PhD Candidate, UC Santa Cruz), Taylor runs PSS, a publisher of printed matter whose upcoming projects include a publication edited by Rehana Zaman. Taylor is the 2018 Writer in Residence at Jerwood Visual Arts.
pssss.co // not-nowhere.org
photograph by Daniella Valz Gen