Thursday 28 January 2016, 3pm, OTO Project Space
“chunks of matter in uncertain space” – Mark Leckey, Cinema In The Round
Slip return to Cafe OTO for an evening of UK premieres and venue debuts which play with objects and environments. Both the main venue and its neighbouring Project Space will host performances and installations where fans, arduinos, bricks, and footballs merge with distorted visions of landscape.
PROJECT SPACE **
- Klaas Hübner Schwarzwald
- Susie Whaites & Aaron Parker Storage
** Both installations will be open from midafternoon on Jan 28th, and available to view free of charge.
German sound sculptor, improviser and instrumentmaker Klaas Hübner has developed a body of work which honours sound as a live medium with which to craft, shape and play in realtime. His playful punk and Flux inspired practice ranges from installation based works, to live improv, to theatre and sound design. Hübner’s first Oto visit is also the UK debut for his tape installation Schwarzwald, which will be installed in Oto’s project space, and Performance For Ceiling Fan & Tubes, created with contemporary dancer and regular collaborator Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé (CA). The pair have created numerous pieces together, most recently for Duwamish Revealed in Seattle in 2015, alongside solo shows in Kairo, Venice, New Orleans, and most regularly in Berlin, where they are based.
British composer Aaron Parker’s pieces are as much ‘environments’ as ‘compositions’: rich ecosystems where strata of fibrous acoustic and electronic sound are overlaid in undulating cycles at once mechanical and utterly natural. Parker’s OTO debut sees the premieres of yevrano & raoveny, chamber works which launch processed terracotta scrapes, sighing machines, and snatches of field recording into strange, artificial acoustics. In the project space, British visual artist Susie Whaites presents a selection of photography produced in collaboration with Parker in completion of forthcoming Slip release Storage. Whaites’ photos, where simple simple wire structures intersect with dense thickets or thriving undergrowth, work with the skewed depths and scales which arise from capturing the complexity of natural environments.