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A House of Leaves. A Series of Events with Nina Beier, Chosil Kil, Alvin Lucier, Eddie Peake and Steve Reich (11 Oct 2012)

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Nina Beier, Chosil Kil, Alvin Lucier, Eddie Peake, Steve Reich

Thursday 11 October: 7pm – 9pm. Doors will open at 6.45pm. Please arrive early as space may be limited. Free admission, no booking required.

7pm The evening will start with an iconic work by American composer Alvin Lucier‘I’m sitting in a room’ (1969): through the repetition of recording and re-recording, the words eventually become a hypnotic noise and echo. Richard Bernas is the consultant for Lucier’s performance. Performed by Robert Worby and Philip Tagney from the Langham Research Centre.

7.45pm ‘Clapping Music’ (1972) is a historical work by the American composer Steve Reich. It is conceived as a piece performed entirely by clapping to (in his own words) “create a piece of music that needed no instruments beyond the human body”.

8pm Chosil Kil‘s performance translates one of her series of scripts in an attempt to make the windows vibrate, and create harmonic tension in the space.

8.15pm A performance by British artist Eddie Peake involving dance, music, actors and a camera crew in the whole building. The work, entitled ‘Creating And Collapsing a Drama, or How It Must Feel To Be An Ill Dog Wearing One Of Those Plastic Head Funnels’ will be improvised and devised for the occasion.

8.45pm A second performance of ‘Clapping Music’ (1972) by Steve Reich.

9pm ‘The Pack’, a new work by artist Nina Beier, will be carried out by successive performers in front of the building.

The evening of performances is co-produced with Absolut Art Bureau.

Our Media Partner is Mousse Magazine.

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  • Eddie Peake, Negative Luba, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Lorcan O'Neill, Rome.
    1/6Eddie Peake, Negative Luba, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Lorcan O'Neill, Rome.
  • Alvin Lucier, ‘I am sitting in a room’ (1969). Image Mark Blower.
    2/6Alvin Lucier, ‘I am sitting in a room’ (1969). Image Mark Blower.
  • Steve Reich, ‘Clapping Music’ (1972). Image Mark Blower.
    3/6Steve Reich, ‘Clapping Music’ (1972). Image Mark Blower.
  • Chosil Kil, 'ㅇ', 2012. Image Mark Blower.
    4/6Chosil Kil, 'ㅇ', 2012. Image Mark Blower.
  • Eddie Peake, 'Creating And Collapsing a Drama, or How It Must Feel To Be An Ill Dog Wearing One Of Those Plastic Head Funnels', 2012. Image Mark Blower.
    5/6Eddie Peake, 'Creating And Collapsing a Drama, or How It Must Feel To Be An Ill Dog Wearing One Of Those Plastic Head Funnels', 2012. Image Mark Blower.
  • Nina Beier, 'The Pack', 2012. Image Mark Blower.
    6/6Nina Beier, 'The Pack', 2012. Image Mark Blower.