The latest in a series of sound and performance nights features a live show by Berlin-based experimental Colombian producer Lucrecia Dalt, David Blamey’s film Rice (2017) documenting the choreography of rice production in India followed by a DJ set in the gallery, alongside work by interdisciplinary artist Lotte Andersen & Alonso Leon-Velarde.
This event will take place in the atmospheric Gallery 2 space and the intimate Zilkha Auditorium and will be charged at £9 via the DICE app.
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Lucrecia Dalt dove into music full–time after working as a civil engineer in Colombia. Her pursuit of avant–garde sound brought her to Spain and then to Germany, where she currently resides. While highly technical, Dalt has always balanced the sharp mind of a methodical thinker with the restless heart of a passionate artist, gradually seeking a way to create hand–crafted mental states through sound, maintaining a quantity of emotionality, merging accessible, melody with abstract structures, handcrafted effects and sampling. Her recent work develops around the ideas of repositioning fiction, time perception, scale, telluric affect, repetition, vocoding and sound dynamics.
With her surrealist experimentations, Colombian musician Lucrecia Dalt draws from a vast wealth of artistic and philosophical influences: From New German Cinema and artificial intelligence to the politics of listening and technological ideas of the future.
David Blamey is a London-based artist. His work encompasses several activities that overlap to form a multidimensional practice that eludes conventional categorisation. To this end, his projects are positioned consciously within a range of public situations, both inside and beyond the art gallery. His film Rice was selected for the Mumbai International Film Festival (2017) before being screened worldwide at events including the Workers Unite Film Festival, NYC (2019) and the Rome Agri Culture Film Festival (2019), where it was awarded best world film. Rice will be premiering in the UK in the Whitechapel Gallery’s Zilkha Auditorium in November 2019. The Wire described his O.K. cassette release for My Dance the Skull’s Voice Studies series as ‘something quite strange, creepy and good’.
Lotte Andersen is an artist living London. Working in video, print, sound, sculpture and performance, pleasure seekers are invited in build and participate in durational group works. She has shown work internationally, presenting her most video and sound installation How Do You Feel About Lying? at Tate Modern during the summer of 2018.
She constructs controlled social environments known as Capture Parties, using her acclaimed and now defunct night MAXILLA as the primary research. Dance Therapy captured at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, is the most widely exhibited art work of this process, existing in its current iteration as a 5 channel video installation and ever evolving sound work. Lotte has been featured in British Vogue, iD, Dazed, The Evening Standard, Nowness, Refinery 29, Twin and the Guardian. She has held numerous artist talks at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern and Hannah Barry’s sculpture park Bold Tendencies additionally contributing print work or creating entire publications ( Freeze for Frieze, Galdem, Violence launched at the Courtauld Gallery, Maxilla). She was nominated for a Webby award for her work on Stellasport alongside Adidas and Stella McCartney, additionally collaborating on separate projects with Tyrone Lebon, Petra Collins, Lea Colombo
Alonso Leon-Velarde is an artist living and working in Lima. Educated at the Art Institute of Chicago and Goldsmiths, with a focus on painting, centering around an investigation into site, colour and surface. Through painting he explores ways to produce sensation, and expose inherent hierarchies in the subject. Each work is a transformation, something imagined rather than seen. He leans towards historically resonant abstraction incorporating the esoteric and the psychological.
Whitechapel Gallery Presents is a regular and dynamic series of sound and performance events focusing on experimental process and presentation. The event has featured internationally renowned artists and musicians such as Charles Hayward, Loraine James, Terry Edwards, Mondkopf, Tom White and Kate Carr.
Supported by SPLIT MUSIC