Sat 21 Jul, 6.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.45pm
Broadgate, 3 Finsbury Avenue Square, EC2M 2PA
Part of Nocturnal Creatures
This immersive audio-visual work titled Within is shown across multiple screens and draws inspiration from Octavia E. Butler’s 1987 novel Dawn. This performative version of Within explores the idea of humans assimilating with an alien race. Tom Lock has collaborated for this event with choreographer/dance artist Fernanda Muñoz Newsome, musicians Manuela Barczewski, Rudi Schmidt and dance artists Josefina Camus, Monsur Mansoor, James Morgan.
“My name is Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, I was born in UK of English and Chilean descent. I live and work in London as a dance artist and choreographer, working independently and collaboratively since 2009. Working with composers, visual artists, music producers, pop/punk bands, writers, architects, choreographers and dance artists takes my work into galleries and alternative performance contexts.
My work is concerned with experience and transformation between public and private bodies and spaces. A movement towards re-experiencing and reorienting inside our entangled and inherited political and experiential histories.
In the last two years I have made: something purple: my whole body overflows with thought at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Block Universe, 2018. something orange: our bodies slip slide through knowing, performed with Jamila Johnson-Small sound by Nicholas Owen (Pumarosa) at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018 and at David Roberts Arts Foundation for the exhibition opening of (X) A Fantasy and at Oval Space with Pumarosa, 2017. OURNESS collaboration with sister Isabel Muñoz-Newsome for Art Night, Phillips auction house, London 2018. WE take the NIGHT walk by night through London for women and non binary people. instant fragments a solo performed at GUSH 2017. A new solo a body rites itself at Siobhan Davies Studios and Chisenhale Dance 2018. Performing 2DiveIn a solo, sound by Nena Zinovieff with CAMPerVAN at Tate Modern and D.R.A.F 2017. something purple: my whole body over flows with thought, to be performed at Calvert Foundation for launch of The Six Sense of the Avant-Garde and at London Topophobia 2017. Passage a group work and collaboration with Pumarosa was performed at ICA, 2016. let the body, a commission made with music producer Shelley Parker, performed with Jamila Johnson-Small at Arnolfini Bristol, 2016. Performing with Helm and Alice MacKenzie at South London Gallery and (33-33), 2015 and made Naked Nude a solo part of Airbomb at Royal Academy of Art, 2015. In What I Am Seeing the Sun was a collaboration with Savages and A Dead Forest Index, performed with Rosalie Wahlfrid-Shaw for Station to Station at Barbican, 2015.
Also working with Last Yearz Interesting Negro, Joan Jonas, Project O, Pepa Ubera, Xavier Le Roy, Marten Spangberg, Marvin Gaye Chetwynde, Eddie Peake, Cecilia Bengolea, Adam Chirstensen, Pablo Bronstein, Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti and Ina Dokmo amongst others.
I am a co-founder and curator of the trans-disciplinary performance night London Topophobia. Recently organising WE take the NIGHT, a night walk through London for women and non binary people. I choreographed MASSES with Paloma Gormley and Finn Beams researching a new work uniting architecture, theatre and participatory choreography. In December 2017 I taught at Skogen, Gothenburg and led Dancing and Reading workshop with writer and lecturer Josefine Wikstrom.”
Manuela Barczewski is a German musician/composer and visual artist based in London who has been performing and recording in various musical genres over the last 15 years. Mainly known for her singer- songwriter/electronic material, she has more recently developed a more experimental approach to her music, creating loosely structured sound pieces through a layering of sound loops and drones, multiple voices and atmospheric guitar sounds. She is currently developing a new collaborative project Barczewski/McLean with artist and musician James Ferris.
She has performed in art and music venues including Whitechapel Gallery, Union Chapel, Cafe Oto, Rio Cinema/Hackney, Standpoint Gallery, Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery, Power Lunches, The Dentist, Wysing Art Centre, Super Normal Festival, 100Years Gallery, Focal Point Gallery.
Hailing from Düsseldorf, and actively involved in the Progressive/ Krautrock music scene Manuela collaborated with avantgarde pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka. She has also recorded at Bleiblei Studio, Berlin with musicians Ronald Lippok and Bernd Jestram from Tarwater/ To Rococo Rot and Sebastian Vogel from Kante.
As a visual artist Barczewski works in studio-based photography and installation. Born in Barczewo, Poland, and brought up in Germany/ North-Rhine-Westphalia she studied Fine Art Photography at Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen, Germany, and received an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London in 2007. She has been living and working in London since 2006.
Rudi Schmidt is an electronic musician from South London. Using drum machines, synths and vocals he works with energy to create a feeling of tension, release, frustration and hope. He plays high energy live acid sets under the pseudonym Rudefood.
James Morgan is a queer artist from Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Their solo practice draws from diverse interests in contemporary dance, drag, live art and writing. Their new solo project: Mum, I’m in the fourth dimension, see! explores queer politics, dance and poetry, and will premiere in late 2018. DRAG ON, their recent full-length work has been performed as part of NOW 17 at The Yard Theatre (London), Chisenhale Dance Space (London), The Wardrobe Theatre (Bristol) and at La Fete du Slip (Lausanne, Switzerland). James also works as a freelance performer and has worked with artists such as Rosana Antoli, Rocio Boliver, Seke Chimutengwende, Taylor Mac, Lola Maury and Eleanor Sikorksi.
Monsur Mansoor (pronouns they/them) is a dance maker & performer based in London/Bradford. Their current work in development Nothing 2 Nobody is a naff & lazy dance about hoovers & saris. Previous works have been presented at Steakhouse Live Festival, Wild Kind/Goldsmiths, LOFFT Leipzig & Yorkshire Dance. As a devisor & performer, they’ve contributed to works by Joan Jonas, Alice Tatge, Dog Kennel Hill Project & Leila Mcmillan.
Josefina Camus is a Chilean artist who has developed her practise between Santiago, Paris and London. With a background in literature and dance her work transits between performance, choreography and installation. She is enrolled on a PhD practice-based programme in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, researching the creation of energetic environments and the corporeality as a container of polymorphic energies.
Her latest live performances include Ellipsis Land with Pepa Ubera (London: Sadler’s Wells, TATE Modern, 2017);Démensions (Paris, Le 6B, 2014) and Silenthingks (Paris, Micandases, 2014). She is currently collaborating with Rodrigo Chaverini on Behind the Future (NAVE, Santiago 2017-2019).