Fri 19 Feb, 6.30 – 8pm
Free, please register here
Iván Argote talks about his practice in the context of his SPACE commission and leads a walking tour around the development sites incorporated in An Idea of Progress. Experimental composer and performer, Nathaniel Mann, accompanies the procession, leading participants in the songs and noise-making of ran-tanning (the old English folk tradition of community protest).
Please bring a bell, horn, pot or pan and something to bang it with.
Participants should meet at SPACE Mare Street but the walk will be offsite so warm clothing is advised.
Iván Argote (b. Bogotá, Columbia) is based in Paris. His work probes the role of subjectivity within historical, economic, political and moral realms. Through subversive methods and with a distinctly sensual treatment, the artist creates interventions for public space, often further developed into videos, photos and sculptures. The symbol of the public monument reappears as a target to interrogating dominant mechanisms of power and authority. Argote explores the city as a space of transformation and potentiality.
His work has been shown widely, including recent solo exhibitions at Galeria ADN, Barcelona (2015); DT Project, Brussels; Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo and Galerie Perrotin, Paris in 2014; Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); CA2M, Madrid (2012), among others.
Nathaniel Mann (b. England) is an experimental composer, performer and sound designer.
He has written scores for London Contemporary Orchestra and BBC Scotland and his works have been performed by Ukraine’s State Camera Orchestra “Kievskaya Kamerata”.His Donkey Symphony (with Lara Baladi) won the Gran Nile Award at the Cairo Biannual 2008.
Nathaniel’s electroacoustic works often incorporate mutli-channel diffusion, including the use of Ambisonics (He was a researcher at Queen Mary University, London into the creatives application of Ambisonic Technologies).
His diverse works include object-led compositions and performances which often push the boundaries of musical practice, overlapping with instrument building and design, ethnography, folklore and storytelling. Notable projects include “Pigeon Whistles” for custom pigeon-flutes and 14 Birmingham Roller Pigeons and “Rough Music” for bespoke Bronze Meat Cleavers.
He is well known for his live work within experimental trio Dead Rat Orchestra.
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