From Intimacy without Relation to Demand: Rhythmos w/ special guests, LUNATRAKTORS
It is a spoken performance in two parts, with an interlude, and it celebrates speaking-being. It has been devised in proximity to a recently published work called Figure, calling—words written for speaking out loud. It makes use of a few ideas from Giorgio Agamben’s, The Use of Bodies, reads over and over again paragraphs of intense prose from Stephen Mallarme’s Divigation and, for yet another time, opens The Logic of Sense by Gilles Deleuze. It speaks of song engendered with aid of speech alone. It speaks of a void of representation. It speaks of intimacy and non-relations. It speaks of a subject that isn’t to be found prior to or external from the process. It speaks of ‘sayability’ and of language taking place without remainder. It makes a demand. It opens onto the medial, and it appreciates mode. And in the middle of it all: rhythm and musical being.
Yve Lomax is a visual artist and writer. She is has exhibited and published widely. Her major publications include: Figure, calling (2017), Pure Means: Writing, Photographs and an Insurrection of Being ( 2013), Passionate Being: Language, Singularity and Perseverance ( 2010) and Writing the Image: An Adventure with Art and Theory (2000). She is a Senior Research Tutor in Photography/Art at the RCA. She is also a director of and editor for Copy Press and its Reader’s Union.
Launched in February 2017, LUNATRAKTORS are a performance research duo who make resonant spaces. The mainstays of our practice are folk singing and body percussion. We began with the question: what do we have if we have nothing? Without our technology or tools, without internet, books or archives, without visas or bank accounts. What we have left is what we can do with our bodies; what we have learned by heart. Weaving traditional ballads with contemporary influences, we strip folk back to its raw elements. Combining materials from folk music, installation and performance art, theatre, literature and philosophy, body percussion, harmonic singing, tap-dance, and live looping, LUNATRAKTORS create new material and dark, playful re-workings of the archive. Recents performances include: Empty Shop HQ, Durham; the Aldeburgh Festival; the Horse Hospital Gallery, London; the Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate; the Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable; and Profound Sound Festival, Folkestone.
Yve Lomax, Figure, Calling (Copy Press, 2017)
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|5 Feb 2018||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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