£4.50 concessions // £6 advance MOTD
The second experimental film, documentary and performance event. With shorts screenings all day and performance at night.
evening performances from
THE SEER, Lou Barnell, Kireme and Ben Moon
Ben Moon is an audio visual artist/designer currently based in London. He has worked predominately in audio visual installation and performance, VJing and video mapping. Ben has worked on a number of dance and physical theatre productions as a lighting designer and projection artist. The artist has also released a wealth of recorded audio material under various pseudonyms including Forest Creature and Sounding.
A London based collective duo, Noriko Okaku (Visual) and Akihide Monna (Sound). Their first show untitled no.1 was performed at Barbican Centre, London in 2015 as part of The Station Station Exhibition by Doug Aitken.
Monna is a London based drummer from a band called BO NINGEN. He has played many festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, and Fuji Rock. They are fusing disparate sounds and influences into a fierce, eclectic torrent of grooves and bringing them across the oceans. www.boningen.info
Okaku is a London based collage artist whose work incorporates with not only animation but also audiovisual live, installation and everyday products. Her work focuses on the conversation that can be engendered in a relationship between ‘objects and observer’. It is to examine how we, as human, can enrich the comprehension of self and others.
Lou Barnell’s movements and vocals match half designed. Staged unfurling of limbs and long notes mixed up in organic snaps and syllabic delivery. Ambitions are set, jarring between a flexible/inflexible that leaps off the back of a Lone meets Burial meets ‘There Is Love’ Four-Tet sound that underpins all with a constant claustrophobia.
The majesty and beauty of the building combined with the exquisite, gently mournful score created by Breathing Space has the effect of transporting you immediately away from life outside. Being in the tower during the show, it was easy to forget the hectic world just the other side of the stone walls, and to in a sense submit to your own thoughts, something which feels entirely unnatural in the structured, technology dominated society we inhabit in our day to day lives.
A British-based collective describing themselves as a “mystical anarcho feminist sound art performance”, The Seer probe ecological destruction and misogyny alongside their hope for the “re-emergence of a new matriarchal society.”
At their live performances you might encounter a woman sellotaping bricks to her feet with mannequin arms protruding from her shoulders, or a Blair Witch-like descent into a threatening cellar, where a girl dances in a cats-cradle of threads soundtracked by eerie strings and a haunting, high chant.