Saturday 10th June
IKLECTIK. Doors 7.30 pm
IN DREAMS is an audiovisual happening featuring film and live performances exploring multisensory journeys, liminal spaces, rituals, abstract forms, unconscious histories, archives, collaboration, chance, happenstance, and improvisation.
Callanish Audio Visual Research project is an explorative AV document of the largest stone circle complex in the Northern Hemisphere. The film endeavours to capture the other-worldliness of the Isle of Lewis and the mysterious presence of the ancient monoliths that emanate from its terrain. Through seven phases, the viewer is led toward a place of ritual where (step-by-step) they will progress through the rites of passage; separation, transition, and incorporation. The project is part documentary, part music video, a vision of a landscape and time forgotten.
The Consensual Hallucination: An Improvised Analog Audiovisual Experiment from The Light Surgeons This will be a freeform, abstract, multi-sensory journey through The Light Surgeons archive of 16mm film loops that sets out to embrace happy accidents and happenstance. As part of the studio’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, audiovisual artists Tim Cowie and Christopher Thomas Allen will be joined by some special guests to forge a collective hallucinatory audiovisual assemblage through the manipulation of tactile, hands-on physical media. Expect the unexpected. This will be an experimental, live and fully improvised audiovisual performance combining analogue film, video feedback, shadow play, audio tape looping and a generous helping of the psychedelic. May involve strobe lighting.
Laetitia Sadier and Marie Merlet – aka Iko Cherie – Blanca Regina and Pierre Bouvier Patron will be joining forces again for a new performance diving once more into their respective works, expanding their sonic and visual universe and creating new sounds conducted by deep listening. After the presentation of their first performance at Café OTO in May 2023 – where the magic happened – we can see them again in this beautiful space in South London.
More information at https://iklectikartlab.com/unpredictable-series-presents-in-dreams/
· Warning: Some performances might use strobes and/or flashing lights
8pm – Callanish Audio Visual research project, a film by Julian Hand
9pm – The Consensual Hallucination by The Light Surgeons
10:15pm – Laetitia Sadier, Marie Merlet, Blanca Regina and visuals by Pierre Bouvier Patron
Callanish Audio Visual research project by Julian Hand
Julian Hand explores moving image through cine-film, analogue and digital video and various forms of light projection. He incorporates these image-making practices into experimental video work, music videos, site-specific installations and light show performances. His work over the past decade has been screened and performed at music & film festivals and galleries in the UK and internationally.
The Light Surgeons
The Light Surgeons is a media arts studio that audiovisual art through the creation of films, installations, experiences and live performances. The company was established in 1995 in London and is led by creative director, producer and filmmaker Christopher Thomas Allen. The studio brings together different creative talents in the complementary fields of art, design, film and music to collaborate on a variety of audiovisual works. For this performance, Allen will be performing with long-time artistic collaborator Tim Cowie, an audio and visual artist based in Bournemouth who works across film, animation, sound design and composing electronic music.
Marie Merlet was born and raised in Bordeaux, where she maintained a close, continuous relationship with music while she was a film and electro-acoustic student, playing in various bands and Djing weekly on the local radio station Nova Sauvagine. When she met Laetitia Sadier, Marie was involved in multiple projects: a girl group covering sixties bands, a Washington DC-influenced punk combo, and a few experimental electronic ventures. But when the then-singer of Stereolab asked her to join Monade and they started recording and touring together, there was no turning back. Marie traded Bordeaux for London, where she has since continued her artistic journey following her broad musical interests. Guitarist in psychedelic cumbia outfit Malphino, member of HahaSounds Collective and player with the likes of Yama Warashi and Gina Birch, Marie also has a monthly residency on Soho radio where she celebrates women in music.
Blanca Regina is an interdisciplinary artist, tutor, and independent curator who works with spontaneous composition systems creating multimedia landscapes using voice, objects, electronics, and visuals. She is also looking at book arts, immersive media, and design. Between London and Madrid together with Steve Beresford, she founded the Unpredictable Series, which focused on spontaneous music and experimentation in visual arts following her first collective Mademotion founded in Madrid. She has produced three albums with Beresford, mixed and mastered by Dave Hunt in London, ‘What Blue’ (2020) Duets with Steve Beresford; ‘Duets with Blanca Regina, Spontaneous Music’ featuring duets with Leafcutter John, Jack Goldstein, John Butcher, Benedict Taylor, Matthias Kispert, Aneek Thapar, Steve Beresford, Sharon Gal, and Hyelim Kim and and ‘Art of Improvisers’ (2017) a collection album with several artists concentrating in women improvisers. With longtime collaborator and artist Leafcutter John capturing their live performances in 2017 they created ‘Miga’ a limited edition Pendrive and digital release. Other collaborations in music and audiovisual performances include duos with Steve Beresford, Matthias Kispert, Peter Cusack, Matt Black, Wade Matthews, Sharon Gal, Terry Day, Adriana Camacho, and David Toop…
Pierre Bouvier Patron
Pierre Bouvier Patron is a visual artist based in London. He is currently working with different media, such as digital video and film, exploring the boundaries between them and creating moving image works, performances and installations. He has developed various practices and skills in experimental film, documentary films, music videos, etc. He is involved in video screenings and video performances, solo or in collaboration, with musicians such as Syd Kemp, Steve Beresford, Ulrika Spacek and artist Blanca Regina, among others. His work has been shown in France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany.
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