Tagged: performance

engaging tactics BSA13 documentation

Some pictures of the interventions and screenings of the engaging tactics stream at the BSA Annual Conference 2013:

sound performance by Tansy Spinks, Middlesex University and Camberwell College of Art. photo: (c) Alexandra Baixinho

Tansy Spinks, sound artist, PhD candidate and lecturer at Middlesex University and Camberwell College of Art.
Norfolk Room, 4th floor. 11.30-12, 1.30-2.30, 4-4.30 hours. The sound performance Sonic Ritual (equivalent) will play with ideas about secret rituals, using objects and the sounds they make, through microphones, live loops and loudspeakers.

video by Madli Maruste, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths.

Madli Maruste, PhD candidate, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths.
Coronet Room, 2nd floor, all day. The video J. is reflecting on the personal story, a story about the loss of identity, belonging and the city, of a former Jewish Rabbi I met in the Old Jewish quarter in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2012.

video loop by Kata Halasz, Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths

video loop by Kata Halasz, Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths

Kata Halasz, visual artist, PhD candidate in Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths.
Cornwall Room, 2nd floor, all day. Not being able to attend, the author reimagines a ceremony of the Freemasons as a question rather than a statement: in endless circulation the figure is unable – or unwilling – to reach the pulpit to carry out ritual actions. The video asks its viewers too think about exclusion and inaccessibility – about who is invited to the table.

performance lecture (on research)

On research was a 2-day symposium at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, on possible modes of ‘artistic research’. In its presentation format, the symposium has also been the showcase of a very effective ‘engaging tactic’, namely of the performance lecture.

From the symposium website:

“The debates about new models in academia, art and education have drawn additional attention to the topic of “artistic research”. What academic methods do artists use and what artistic methods do academics use?

Complementing the discussion, Rabih Mroué and Hito Steyerl focus on the (im)probability of events in the research field of mathematics; Ina Wutdke and Dieter Lesage devote themselves to gentrification debates in the context of academic studies; Xavier Le Roy explains how the academic that he once was became an artist.”



Probable title: zero probability // Lecture Performance by Hito Steyerl and Rabih Mroué // Fri 04.05.2012 20:30h

Kuhle Wampe Remix, oder Wem gehört die Stadt? // Lecture Performance von Ina Wudtke und Dieter Lesage // Sat 05.05.2012 20:30h

Product of Circumstances // Lecture Performance by Xavier Le Roy // Sat 05.05.2012 22:00h


performance pieces

Ciudades Paralelas is an exploration of urban social relationships through the medium of performance and theatre. The engaging tactics at work in these pieces might be framed as the creation of ‘personal (more or less) guided encounters with the other/the unexpected’.

please have a look yourself: at  CIUDADES PARALELAS / PARALLEL CITIES

excerpt from the project concept:

“For “Ciudades Paralelas”, Lola Arias and Stefan Kaegi have invited several artists to devise interventions for hotel rooms, shopping centres, factories… functional city places, not usually thought of as interesting to the outside eye. Eight artists have each chosen a location in the city as observation stations for urban phenomena. Some of them chose to work with radio receivers or headphones, others with a choir or with people in their workspaces. The pieces vary in form: You can listen to some of them, others you can read or touch. Some are for 1, others for 100 spectators. Some of the performers are singers, others writers, passers-by or even the audience themselves.”

The project includes a piece by Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells in a Public Library: The Quite Volume!

Ciudades Paralelas – The Quite Volume

sound // gender



CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS – deadline for applications: 23.3.2012.

Post-graduate Research Event
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
May 17th 2012

We invite submissions for 10 minute contributions relating to aspects of research in
the context of sound, in its various creative and theoretical forms, and gender.
This is an open call and we welcome responses from all relevant disciplines and will
accept a variety of formats from short academic presentations to more experimental

We are looking to share research with a view to establishing a network of
researchers and practitioners working in these areas.  The final format of the event
will be generated around the contributions received.

Please send expressions of interest, including the theme, topic and format of your
presentation, of around 100 words and a short biography of no more than 100 words by
March 23rd 2012 tosoundartsevent@crisap.org

supported by CRiSAP

This event follows on from
?Her Noise Archive Symposium
3-5 May 2012
Tate Modern

A three day event investigating feminist discourses in sound, launching with a
performance and talk by Pauline Oliveros. The symposium, which brings together
contributions by leading artists, performers, theoreticians and writers aims to
provide a platform to further develop these emergent feminist discourses in sound
and music, with an emphasis on tactics that challenge and / or infiltrate canonical
readings. The event marks the donation of the Her Noise Archive to University of the
Arts London Archives and Special Collections housed at London College of
Communication, and is realised as a collaboration between CRiSAP (Creative Research
in Sound Arts Practice), Electra and Tate.