Saturday 3 February 2018, 7.30pm

The Experimental Library: Octavia E. Butler.

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The Experimental Library is a series of Rooms.

Each Room in The Experimental Library houses ‘events’ in response to the work of a specific radical creator.

The series will create a space for reading, objects, dance, music making, and dialogue, and will coincide with a publication of further responses to the artist.

The second room is Octavia E. Butler.

The concert is a series of responses to Octavia E. Butler:

On Yee Lo

Lotus Edde-Khouri

DB

Ute Kanngiesser

The publication will include contributions by:

Alice Channer

Danny Hayward

Finlay Clark

Keira Greene

Noor Al-Samarrai

Will Holder

Zara Miller

On Yee Lo

On Yee Lo (b. Hong Kong) lives and works in London. She designs and constructs ‘Cooking Instruments’- physical systems where common meals are prepared and consumed, creating situations across different social patterns. Gestures, labour and hospitality are the key ingredients in her recipes. She has exhibited and performed her work at Ikon Gallery, ICA, Camden Art Centre, Zabludowicz Collection, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Beck's Futures and ARTISSIMA Turin. 

Lotus Edde-Khouri

Is a Paris-based dancer and choreographer. Her work researches the different ways that time and space can inform each other, through the practice of dance and choreography, bending from alloy to discord, dialectic to pure process, autonomy to synergy. This research applies in particular to the relation between sound and movement, with slowness in particular - as a means of stretching time through its multiple possibilities - serving as an important tool.

http://lotuseddekhouri.com/

Ute Kanngiesser

Ute Kanngiesser is a London based in musician from Germany. She has played classical cello since early childhood and turned to improvisation and experimental music while training in physical theatre and dance in Berlin. Since then, she has radically deconstructed her classical roots and focussed on the immediate material of her instrument - its limitless resonance and pulse, its potential for an elemental music that dissolves conventional notions of rhythm and pitch and what it means to be lyrical. Along this journey she has worked with some of the most influential players of free music and experimental composition, as well as artist film makers, writers and architects.

Most recent collaborations have been with John Tilbury, Seymour Wright, Paul Abbott, Billy Steiger, Angharad Davies, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Rie Nakajima, Daniel Blumberg, Jim White, Eddie Prevost, John Butcher, Evie Ward, Tom Wheatley, Jennifer Allum, Marjolaine Charbin, Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga, Keiko Yamamoto, Phil Minton, Pak Yan Lau, Assemble, and Keira Greene.

Her music has been released on Otoroku, Matchless, Earshots, Another Timbre and Mute. www.utekanngiesser.com

Words about Ute Kanngiesser's solo release Geäder (Earshots):

"Automatic writing almost, or a fugue state. Arriving at an end point is an exhaustion, almost like waking from a dream. You look back at what has been created with bafflement. Footprints on a beach you can’t remember. You marvel: what have I done?" – We Need No Swords

"[...] environmental sounds captured in Hackney as a spur for improvisation; nasal bowing sounds, percussive fanfares, unspooling loops of harmonics that crack upon impact – whole sides to the cello normally shut down by conventional technique." - The Guardian