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(Enter – Greek chorus into the echo chamber). A series of text-based interventions communicated and explored by Liv Wynter (5 May – 29 Jul 2017)

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Opening Reception: Thurs 4 May, 6.30–9pm
Performances by Joshua Idehen, Penny Goring and Liv Wynter now available on Live Archive

A call to arms – a confession – a break up via facebook messenger – a greek chorus enters an echo chamber – a radio loses signal and a television changes channels. In a time of ‘post truth’ – where language is diffusing but not dissipating – our narratives are becoming forcefully blurred. It is the duty of the writer to intervene and to be intrusive, to write emotively, truthfully and resist the symbiosis of human and toxic algorithm. Rinse, repeat, repost.  

(Enter – Greek chorus into the echo chamber) is a series of text-based interventions communicated and explored by Liv Wynter during May, June and July 2017.

Participating artists and poets include Rose GoddardPenny Goring, Caspar Heineman, Joshua Idehen, Munesu Mukombe, Katrina Palmer and Liv Wynter.

In DRAF Gallery, an open lounge displays new sculptures and posters by Penny Goring, an audio work by Katrina Palmer and videos by Caspar Heinemann and Munesu Mukombe. Through the course of the project, the artists and poets will activate the space with readings and performances of new works, evolving written and drawn materials, and informal conversations and compositions in the space.

Concurrently, online interventions include a videos by Caspar Heinemann and Liv Wynter, a sound work by Munesu Mukombe and social media takeovers and live digital performances.

Caspar Heinemann, 2017

Liv Wynter, For Ana Mendieta, 2016

Munesu Mukombe, Crane Flower, 2016

 

Weds 17 May

7pm – DRAF social media takeover

8pm – Facebook live performance by Munesu Mukombe

Weds 31 May

7pm – DRAF social media takeover

8pm – Facebook live performance Rose Goddard

Weds 21 Jun

7pm – DRAF social media takeover

8pm – Facebook live performance by Caspar Heinemann

Weds 5 Jul

7pm – DRAF social media takeover

8pm – Facebook live performance by Liv Wynter

Since its foundation, DRAF has been committed to performance and education at the centre of its programme. Past collaborations have presented poetry and spoken word performances by artists including CA Conrad, Matthew Dickman, Tom McCarthy, Tim Etchells, Sue Tompkins, Harry Burke, David Raymond Conroy, Erica Scourti, Jesse Darling, Sam Riviere, Rachel Allen, Keren Cytter.

ARTISTS & POETS

Rose Goddard (b. 1993, UK) is a poet based in South East London. She was born in Macclesfield, but spent most of her childhood in a remote Suffolk village. After graduating from Goldsmiths with a degree in Fine Art, Rose has been working with both poetry and music on projects including Radiophrenia (CCA Glasgow) and Line 1 (Hotel Elephant, London).

Penny Goring (b. 1962, UK) is an artist and poet who makes sculptures, drawings, poems, paintings, songs, image macros, videos, and interactive digital poems. Her work includes: hatefuck the reader (5everdankly publications, 2016), DELETIA – self portrait w no self (New Museum/Rhizome, 2015), LOVE TESTER DELUXE (Peanut Gallery Press, 2014) and The Zoom Zoom (eight cuts gallery press, 2011). Her exhibitions and poetry readings include Looks Live at the ICA, Re-Materialising Feminism at the ICA, the Penarth Centre, and South London Gallery. Recent shows include Dreamfair/Frieze NY, ArcadiaMissa; Works Off Paper, SALTS, Basel; and PROJECT 1049 in Gstaad. She is co-editor of MACRO – an anthology of image macros, and was late summer/Autumn poetry editor for Fanzine, 2015.

Caspar Heinemann (b. 1994, UK) is an artist and writer based in London. Coming from a background in activism and DIY punk culture, their current research involves critical mysticism, countercultural mythologies, experimental poetics and queer biosemiotics. Heinemann recently graduated from Goldsmiths University of London where they studied Fine Arts and their first book, a homo-pastoral epic poem set in a near future Thames Estuary is soon to be published by Vile Torll Books. Their recent readings and other events have been held at institutions including ICA, Serpentine Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Arcadia Missa; Cell Project Space; and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. Their recent exhibitions and residencies have been hosted by Alt Stralau 4, Berlin; SPACE, London; Fokidos, Athens; and Res., London.

Joshua Idehen (b. 1980, UK) is a Nigerian-British poet, songwriter, novelist, show producer, and musician. Idehen is the frontman of Benin City. He has performed at many of the UK’s leading festivals, including the Big Chill, Glastonbury and Latitude; on BBC Radio One, and BBC Radio 3’s The Verb; his work has been featured by The Times, The Sunday Times and Prospect magazine, and published in anthologies alongside Linton Kwesi Johnson and Anthony Joseph. He regularly performs at and organises spoken word nights in London.

Munesu Mukombe (b. 1994, UK) is a London based multimedia artist. Her work explores life experiences she has had difficulty coming to terms with: whether its race, sexuality, mental health, death or heartbreak. Her work focuses on processing the multiplicity of the lived experience. Munesu is currently studying at Goldsmiths University.

Katrina Palmer (b. 1967, UK) lives and works in London. Her work uses found objects and writing in publications, live storytelling and elaborated audio environments. Her recent solo exhibitions have been shown at Void, Derry; MOT International, London; The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; and End Matter, an Artangel commission with Book Works, BBC Radio 4. Other exhibitions include The Weight of Data, Tate Britain; MirrorCity, Hayward Gallery; Dr Sinclair’s Drawer, Flat Time House; From Morn ‘Til Midnight, Supportico Lopez; and Katrina Palmer Presents, Transmission Gallery. Palmer’s other publications include The Fabricator’s Tale (Book Works, London 2014) and The Dark Object (Book Works, London 2010). Her writing appears in Artists Writing, 2000–2015 (Paper Monument Publishing, New York 2016), The Object: Documents of Contemporary Art (Whitechapel Gallery/MIT 2014), and Modern British Sculpture (Royal Academy of Art, London 2011).

Liv Wynter (b. 1992, UK) is a queer working class female artist working and living in South London. Wynter recently graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a BA in Fine Arts. Her practice is focused on using the language of poetry and rap in live performance to draw attention and light to often ignored subjects such as sexuality, domestic violence, class structures and gender. Wynter recently completed a residency at Liverpool’s the Royal Standard. She has performed at artist-spaces, galleries and venues including The Royal Academy and Late at Tate as well as universities including UCL, KGL, CSM and Goldsmiths. Wynter is the founder of WHEREISANAMENDIETA, Lessons in Anti-Apathy and is currently co-organising Antiuniversity.

 

DRAF live events and education are supported by Arts Council England and DRAF Galleries Circle.

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  • Installation view of (Enter – Greek chorus into the echo chamber) at DRAF, 2017. Photo: Tim Bowditch
    1/10Installation view of (Enter – Greek chorus into the echo chamber) at DRAF, 2017. Photo: Tim Bowditch
  • Penny Goring, how does it feel, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa, London.
    2/10Penny Goring, how does it feel, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa, London.
  • Installation view of (Enter – Greek chorus into the echo chamber) at DRAF, 2017. Photo: Tim Bowditch
    3/10Installation view of (Enter – Greek chorus into the echo chamber) at DRAF, 2017. Photo: Tim Bowditch
  • Installation view of (Enter – Greek chorus into the echo chamber) at DRAF, 2017. Photo: Tim Bowditch
    4/10Installation view of (Enter – Greek chorus into the echo chamber) at DRAF, 2017. Photo: Tim Bowditch
  • Caspar Heinemann, 14-04-2017, 2017. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Tim Bowditch
    5/10Caspar Heinemann, 14-04-2017, 2017. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Tim Bowditch
  • Penny Goring, sunker, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia, Missa, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
    6/10Penny Goring, sunker, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia, Missa, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
  • Penny Goring, shitfoot #13, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia, Missa,, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
    7/10Penny Goring, shitfoot #13, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia, Missa,, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
  • Munesu Mukombe, Coloured Body, 2016, Penny Goring, bad penny, 2016, Katrine Palmer, Splinter (guitar) v.ii., 2017. Courtesy the artists, Arcadia Missa, London and Chris Hammond Gallery, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
    8/10Munesu Mukombe, Coloured Body, 2016, Penny Goring, bad penny, 2016, Katrine Palmer, Splinter (guitar) v.ii., 2017. Courtesy the artists, Arcadia Missa, London and Chris Hammond Gallery, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
  • Penny Goring, wrong leg in two parts, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
    9/10Penny Goring, wrong leg in two parts, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Arcadia Missa, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
  • Liv Wynter, Wild and Broke, 2017. Courtesy the artist
    10/10Liv Wynter, Wild and Broke, 2017. Courtesy the artist