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Stucco echoes mouth, a trembling of the frame

  • Regan Way Community Hall 7 Regan Way London, England, N1 6PH United Kingdom (map)

Stucco echoes mouth, a trembling of the frame, is a performative listening event organised by BOUND artist Chris Timms, featuring newly commissioned responses and pre-existing material from:

Alexa Barrett, Rachel Finney, Anneke Kampman, Christof Migone, Jessa Mockridge, Amy Pettifer, Claire Potter, Norman H. Pritchard, Language Removal Projects, and Daniella Valz Gen.

Make versions in which one recorded statement is recycled through many rooms. Make versions using one or more speakers of different languages in different rooms. Make versions in which, for each generation, the microphone is moved to different parts of the room or rooms. Make versions that can be performed in real time.
— Alvin Lucier I’m Sitting in a Room (1969)

Instead of smoothing out the irregularities of the voice, the artists have been invited to respond to the score through interpretive variations which mutate, diverge, and abstract the processes Lucier demonstrates. These variations intend to frame stuttering generatively, as an estrangement of enunciated language, a schismatic corruption of the singular and isolated voice, an othering of the tongue and of speech, a bodily polyvocality, where words do things with you.

Doors open at 6:30 for a 7pm start.

Please register attendance with Eventbrite. All welcome!

Wheelchair accessible venue. (If you have any other accessibility needs please contact us).

Chris Timms (MFA Award, Goldsmiths) works with performance and sound and is currently exploring stuttering and disfluency as forms of estrangement, interruption, and multiplicity through embodied speech. His work has been informed by an ongoing exploration and collection of output produced by figures who have spoken with a disfluency or stutter. Originating from the sequence, a liturgical musical form that was codified and inscribed by a stuttering monk, Sequence III continues an ongoing series of variations exploring abstractions and mutations of the voice and speech. Timms will be presenting a special evening of live performance on 18 October featuring a range of artists who work with sound. Further details to be announced.

BOUND will be showing at PEER from 29 September to 20 October.

Earlier Event: September 18
LATE OPENING – Shoreditch Design Triangle
Later Event: October 24
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