Sunday 15 July 2018, 7.30pm, OTO Project Space
Praxis is a text-sound, text and sound, sound or text series of events curated by Simon Pomery, with assistance from the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre and the RH Humanities and Arts Research Institute.
Andrea Brady's books of poetry include The Strong Room (2016), Dompteuse (2014), Cut from the Rushes (2013), Mutability: Scripts for Infancy (2012), and Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination (2010). She is Professor of Poetry at Queen Mary University of London, where she runs the Centre for Poetry and the Archive of the Now.
Kostis Kilymis is a Bristol-based artist. He performs electronic and noise music based on live synthesis, rhythm and found sound. His work focuses on immersive environments, feedback systems and the notion of representation. He has been an improviser, performer and collaborator – his encounters including Lucio Capece, Nikos Veliotis, Greg Pope, Leif Elggren, Sarah Hughes, Stephen Cornford and Phil Julian amongst others. He has published work on labels such as Rekem, I Dischi del Barone, Strange Rules and Coherent States.
London based sound & visual artist Sarah Hammond designs print and time-based audiovisual pieces for installation, live performance and music videos using a hybrid of analogue, algorithmic, FM synthesised and digital techniques. Areas of exploration include Synaesthesia, Biophony, Virtual + IRL environments, A.I, and the relationship between science, technology and the natural world. Recent projects include collaborations with Renick Bell on Halcyon Veil, Kailin on Mistry Muzik, Vester Koza on Houndstooth and UIQ’s S Olbricht.
Amy Evans’ recent publications include anti-fa-la-la: songs against statues (tender buttons/face, 2018) and The Report of the Iraq Enquiry: Poetic Summary (ff, 2017). She has performed SOUND((ING))S at waterfront locations internationally, and at the ICA. The transcript PASS PORT appears this month with Shearsman. She is currently part of Unlocking our Sound Heritage at the British Library.
Iris Colomb is an artist, poet, and translator based in London. Her work has been published in Erotoplasty, Tentacular, Zarf, and Datableed. She has been resident artist and poet at the Centre For Recent Drawing, she is now the art Editor of Haverthorn magazine, and a member of the interdisciplinary collective 'No Such Thing'.
Natalie Hyacinth is a Doctoral Researcher and sound artist specializing in the utilization of dub & hip hop production techniques to create rich & distinctive soundscapes. Her doctoral research examines the link between music, space and spirituality in the West London suburb of Ealing.
Laurel Uziell is one of the less subtle of carol ann duffy’s ghostwriters. They have a pamphlet called instant cop death which was published by shit valley press last year.
Simon Pomery is a text-sound artist and Blood Musician. He has performed at Berlin Atonal, Elevate, Les Urbaines, Incubate, Soup (Tokyo), Stomp (Osaka), and Cafe Oto. He has released two taiko-acid 12’s on Diagonal Records, some analogue trip gabba on ding/n/dents, and has been working on an album since 1982. His poems have appeared in PN Review, The White Review, 3am magazine etc.
Alex Marsh is a poet ,Chris Pigott is a musician and Dominic O’Donoghue is a musician and film-maker. The text, film and performance came out of the folk practice known as ‘Telling the Bees’ in which bees must be informed of all family deaths and special events. Superstition tells us; if their master dies, they must be told and put into mourning, if this is not done, they will pine away and die.