the launch of müllZimmer’s first art publication “The Unheard Seen” at Café OTO’s Project Space on Saturday 26th of April 2014.
We would like to invite you to the launch of müllZimmer’s first art publication “The Unheard Seen” at Café OTO’s Project Space on Saturday 26th of April 2014.
Saturday 26 April 2014
OTO PROJECT SPACE
Door Times : 12pm (Live performance 6pm)
müllZimmer celebrate the launch of their first publication, “The Unheard Seen”; a collection of various visual and textual approaches to the act of listening. Eleven artists living and working in London were invited to submit artworks reflecting their relationship to/with listening, and how this could potentially be utilised as an inspiration and catalyst for producing artwork. The publication presents a number of works by artists that may not be predominantly concerned with sound to interpret such themes and subjects through visual- and text-based art.
The publication will be available for the first time tonight, and will be presented by editors/curators Jonas Gustafsson and Lia Mazzari. The evening will also include live performances and text-readings by Kevin Cormack (Harry Deerness, Half Cousin), Mat Fowler (BONS, Blank Tape Spillage Fete), Zolan Quobble (Dodmen, One True Dog), David Aylward (Dodmen, Blurt, Rabbit), Aimée Henderson and Timothy Wouts, and during the day there will be a micro-exhibition showcasing visual works by a number of contributors to the publication.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
müllZimmer (Jonas Gustafsson, Lia Mazzari)
müllZimmer is an art collective established by artists and musicians Jonas Gustafsson and Lia Mazzari. Since 2013 they are working and performing together as a percussion/cello duo, with a number of other outputs in the works. Recent projects involve several performances and electro-acoustic compositions based around field recordings and improvisation, and an experimental approach to traditional and prepared instruments and objects.
“The Unheard Seen” is their first publication, and is part of an ongoing research concerning the act of listening; both of them, individually and together, are currently exploring different aspects surrounding language, landscape, sound and their relationship, with listening being a central and recurring theme.
Apart from continuously playing and performing together, they are working on publishing and producing a number of musical releases, installations and other artworks in the forthcoming year.
Website | www.mullzimmer.org
Spillage Fete (Mat Fowler, Aimée Henderson, Kevin Cormack, Martin Slattery)
The “Blank Tape Spillage Fete” is an ongoing project of art and music conceived in 2005 by Mat Fowler and Matt Hunt, focussing on the creation and perpetuation of a small DIY series of exhibitions, related events and limited releases. The main objective of the exhibition/project was to invite musicians making art – and artists making music – to compile and create their own music or sound material, then record it onto a cassette tape. The artists and musicians were asked to produce artwork to accompany their cassettes, and the first “Fete” took place at Cecil Sharp House, London, in August 2006; the second in April 2009. After the last exhibition in 2009, a subsidiary label called Spillage Fete Records was created, to release music by individuals closely involved with the “Blank Tape Spillage Fete” project.
Mat Fowler is currently collaborating on a release with Kevin Cormack and Aimée Henderson titled “Jam Money”, which will be released later this year on Spillage Fete Records. Joined by clarinetist Martin Slattery, they will all be performing tonight in different constellations.
Website | www.spillagefeterecords.com
Dodmen (Zolan Quobble, David Aylward)
Zolan Quobble is a naïve improviser and stand-up poet based in Brockley. He is a founder member ofApples and Snakes, co-founder of Deptford Urban Free Festival, founder of Deptford Kite, and is the voice of One True Dog, Chicken Sidecar, Lofe and Dodmen. He has published two books; “U-I Poems” and “The Tooth Agenda”, and released the CD “Walkies” with One True Dog.
Percussionist David Aylward has collaborated with artists such as Cholmondley Dance-Theatre, Feathersonthaughs, William Burroughs, Baby Trio, Brain of Morbius, Julian Cope, Rabbit and Ted Milton of Blurt. He is a Founder / Director of RUR – Rediscovered Urban Rituals – an ongoing platform for experimental performance.
Tonight they are Dodmen – they tell you where you should stand your stone.
Website | www.twitter.com/zolquo
OTO PROJECT SPACE
The OTO Project Space is located just around the corner from Cafe OTO at 1-7 Ashwin Street - E8 3DL.
It was created as a space for artists to develop new work and for OTO Projects to present workshops, talks, film screenings and installations relating to the core programme at Cafe OTO. The building was designed by Assemble - a young, critically acclaimed design practice based in London - and built by a team of more than 30 volunteers.