March-April 2019 – Research trip in Tamil Nadu, India. I will be spending a month in India at experimental township, Auroville, and at the Theosophical Society Headquarters in Chennai as part of my forthcoming project.
2019 – Completed clinical training and research in group and organisational analysis (Institute of Group Analysis London; Therapeutic Community East London Foundation Trust)
I have two commissioned texts on performance as research in the publication: TheParallelShow, ed. Frans van Lent, Mondrian Fund and Municipality of Dordrecht, Jap Sam Books, 2018. More info & purchase here.
The book will launch with a performance, Visual works by Verbal means, at The Kunsthal, Rotterdam on Sunday 22 April 2018 at 03.00 PM.
Chapter 3: Resistance, Somerset House, London
Forest Fringe at Somerset House Studios: a three day gathering on memory, survival and resistance.
In a moment of growing crisis it feels to important to us to try and think about resistance. About gestures of resistance and spaces of resistance. About the relationships that currently exist between art and activism, and how to build new ones. The event will include talks, conversations and installations involving: Liberate Tate, Lisa Skuret, Rima Najdi, Farah Saleh, Hamja Ahsen. (Fri 09 Dec – Sun 11 December)
Interview published on Ibraaz Magazine in relation to ‘Listening Through a Beam of Intense Darkness’ at Fig-2, ICA London. The Islamic Sonic-Social (Part 2, 3). (w/Seth Ayyaz and Sheyma Buali)
TheParallelShow: performance research group at Tate Britain (10-6pm) initiated by Frans Van Lent (Willem de Kooning Akademie, Rotterdam).
Resonance FM radio broadcast in which I will be speaking about recent work (Thursday 7 Jan, 8-9pm). Schedule here.
Fig-2 48/50: at the ICA London
Messy and Material: Listening Laboratory at the ICA in London as part of Fig-2 48/50: Seth Ayyaz’s exhibition Listening Through a Beam of Intense Darkness. A specially commissioned publication will accompany the project.
Panel discussion at the ICA London
(composer Seth Ayyaz, artist Lisa Skuret, musicologist Zeynep Bulut, composer Erik Nyström, and Fig-2 curator Fatos Ustek)
The focus of the conversation will revolve around the sound works presented across the week at the ICA and will range across notions of cognitive opacity/translucency, and the concept of ‘listening without a listener’, to the problematics of an ‘Islamic sonic-social’ and practices of not knowing. More information here.
Two texts published in Listening Through a Beam of Intense Darkness
The publication will be launched at the ICA in London with the support of Arts Council England.
The Dolly Mixtures Infernal Gallop at the Literary Kitchen Festival, London
Featuring: Sally O’Reilly, Lisa Skuret, Sarah Jones, Ana Genoves, Nicola Sim, Sophie Robson
Full of Noises festival, Cumbria, UK
Invited by SoundFjord curator Helen Frosi to install a fictional Listening Lab in the ArtGene Building. More information here.
‘On Building a Voice’, Embodied Sound Symposium, Centre for Performing Arts Development
Dr. Zeynep Bulut (Kings College) will be presenting her paper on my project ‘A Call from the Library‘ at the Embodied Sound symposium at the Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD), University of East London (UEL).