‘BIRD CALL’, OLD BATHS ANNOUNCES A LIVE ART NIGHT OF RADICAL PLURALITY
January 30th is the first installation of the series BIRD CALL, a live art event which aims to evoke celebratory and dissenting joy in the face of virtual isolation and ever-encroaching fragmentation of community. With experimental performance, poetry and music, the curated artists will perform back-to-back sequences in one continuous song, or collective ‘bird call’. Thus aiming to forge an immersive relationship with audience, surrounding them in sensitive cacophony.
The event is curated and produced by New York based multi-disciplinary artist Katy Pinke who will debut her genre-blurring poem/play ‘What is The Sound of This Shadow’ with support from Meat’s Jordan Hamblin. Inspired by the “milk and honey language” of Helene Cixous’ écriture féminine, the piece subverts the traditional Orphic tragedy, channeling the figure of Eurydice with Beckettian thought-speak and the studious poetics of Anne Carson. Here is a link to a section of the piece.
Other acts include Nuha Ruby Ra, Conrad Armstrong with a performance lecture, art duo FISH GRL with musical clowning as well as Butoh-inspired improvisation from dance artist Mai Nguyen Tri. Deep Throat Choir’s Heloise Tunstall-Behrens will perform a vocal improvisation while Sam Huxley (Paradise Dose) and Drugstore Romeo’s Sarah Downie (aka Tooth Adderley the human theremin) will generate responsive soundscapes. More surprise guests TBA on the Facebook event.
The Old Baths will host the evening and is perfect for the interdisciplinary and experimental aim of the night. The venue will provide a bar which is wheelchair accessible - Old Baths staff will be present to support anyone's needs.
Though not compulsory we respectfully encourage a digital black-out space.
Doors open: 7.30pm
Performance: 8.30 pm sharp.
The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, E95JH