NEWS & FORTHCOMING

9-11 December 2016Forest Fringe Festival, Somerset House, London
Chapter 3: Resistance (11 December, 12pm-3pm) 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: Farah Saleh, Hamja Ahsen, Liberate Tate, Lisa Skuret, Rima Najdi.

29 January 2016 – Interview (w/Seth Ayyaz and Sheyma Buali) published on Ibraaz in relation to ‘Listening Through a Beam of Intense Darkness’ at fig-2, ICA London. The Islamic Sonic-Social (Part 2, 3).

17 January 2016 – Parallel Show: performance research group at Tate Britain (10-6pm) initiated by Frans Van Lent (Willem de Kooning Akademie).

7 January 2016Resonance FM radio broadcast in which I will be speaking about recent work (8-9pm).

5 December 2015Messy 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.

5 December 2015 – A discussion at the ICA London between the composer Seth Ayyaz, artist Lisa Skuret, musicologist Zeynep Bulut, the 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.

30 November 2015 – I have two texts published in the limited edition artist publication, Listening Through a Beam of Intense Darkness (100 copies). The publication will be launched at the ICA in London. Published with the kind support of Arts Council England.

18 October 2015 – The Dolly Mixtures will be revealing the secrets of the can-can at the Literary Kitchen Festival, London.
Featuring: Sally O’Reilly, Lisa Skuret, Sarah Jones, Ana Genoves, Nicola Sim, Sophie Robson

31 July-02 August 2015Full of Noises festival, Cumbria, UK

13 May 2015 – Zeynep Bulut (Kings College) will be presenting the paper, ‘On Building a Voice’, 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).

20 November 2014‘The De Beauvoir Labs’ at Open School East, London

09 November 2014‘The De Beauvoir Labs’ at Open School East, London

23 October 2014‘The De Beauvoir Labs’ at Open School East, London

27 September 2014London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Publication Launch in association with AND Publishing

6-7 September 2014 – ‘Evolution Isn’t Fast Enough: A Call from the Library’, two day site responsive live installation throughout the former Rose Lipman Library in East London

16 August 2014‘The De Beauvoir Labs: Portunalia’ at PEER Gallery, London

14 August 2014 – Publication Launch at PEER Gallery, London

9-12 May 2014 – ‘Workshop of Workshops’ curated by Teresa Gleadowe at Kestle Barton and CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust)

21-27 April 2014Composing Differences at MoMA PS1, New York

24 April 2014Constituting Institutions at PUBLIC SCHOOL New York

30 March 2014 – Arts Council England award (2014-15) for project Communal Materials; Or, Evolution Isn’t Fast Enough

13-16 March 2014 – Residency at PAF (Performing Arts Forum), Saint Erme, France

01 March 2014Another Roadmap for Arts Education: ‘Glossary of Conflicted Terms’,
State of Education Conference in London

26 February 2014 – Workshop & Panel Discussion, Into the Fold, Camberwell Space, Camberwell Press, London

20 February 2014 – Feral Choir workshop with Phil Minton in London

I’ve programmed this workshop with Phil Minton in relation to my forthcoming project ‘Communal Materials; Or, Evolution Isn’t Fast Enough – Come, it’s FREE 10am-5:30pm.

“English improvisor Phil Minton has built his career by rescuing unloved, unwanted sounds, abandoned long ago by more domesticated vocalists…The ferine strains of Minton’s extraordinary vocal improvisations confront us with sighs, stutters, gulps, gurgles, yelps, burps, moans, peeps and cries: the sounds of human life. As poet and writer Kenneth Goldsmith put it, he “forces us to ponder the musical qualities of noises that we’d rather not deal with.” – Scott Tresham

Ongoing since the 80’s and performed in over twenty countries, Phil Minton’s Feral Choir project is a series of vocal workshops with non-professionals. The Feral Choir at OSE is a one day open workshop and performance voice-led by the improvisor and singer; a temporary choir for those who would like to explore and extend their voices in collaboration.

Programmed by Lisa Skuret

Open School East, 43 De Beauvoir Road, London N1 5SQ