Chooc Ly Tan "Disobey to the Dance of Time" Dusk #5

14 Sep 2016 – 1 Nov 2016

Event times

6.30pm to 8.30pm at StudioRCA
8.30 to 11pm at the Battersea Barge
To view form the outside at Dark Hours

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Chooc Ly Tan will present a newly commissioned video installation for A- - -Z at the StudioRCA + she invited artists who showed at the StudioRCA and with whom she has worked for a night a live acts at the Battersea Barge next door



 Chooc Ly Tan

Disobey to the Dance of Time

Dusk #5


 Private View : 14th of September, 6.30 - 8.30pm at StudioRCA

+ Live acts until 11pm at the Battersea Barge (next to Studio RCA)


Live acts include performance & DJ set by

Alexis Milne 

Benjamin Orlow & Daniel Shanken 

Rehana Zaman

B2B >>> Spacer Woman(Chooc Ly Tan)  & Evan Ifekoya


Exhibition continues:


Private View: 14th of September, 6.30 - 8.30pm

15nd of September - 1st of November

To view from outside

At dark hours 

part of the Dusk exhibition series

curated by A- - -Z at StudioRCA Riverlight


Unit F1 | 1 Riverlight Quay | Nine Elms Lane
 | London | SW8 5AU

Closest tube/Train: Vauxhall or Battersea Park Station


Chooc Ly Tan presents Disobey to the Dance of Time, a video installation combining a colourful music visualizer, known as Akira Phase, moving to a 148 bpm-trance track, Terbium Energy Catalyst by Goch, a 3D representation of Africa hovering in space-time, and the artist dancing to a hidden track coming from deep space.

French-born artist, DJ & voyager Chooc Ly Tan lives and works in London.

Her practice sets out to use systems or tools that are used to understand the world, such as logic or physics, but subvert them to suggest new visions of reality.

Recently her work has been shown at Artičok.tv, Prague; Gasworks, London; ART Rotterdam; Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum, Canada; CCA, Glasgow; OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Austria; Festival of Ideas, Cambridge; CCCB, Barcelona; Fuso International Video Art Festival, Lisbon; BIOS, Athens; Timishort Film Festival, Romania; Milano Film Festival; School Hut, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Circa Projects, Newcastle; Carlos/Ishikawa, London; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Whitechapel gallery; Flat Time House.

This autumn, Chooc Ly Tan will perform a DJ set in the new Tate Modern building (London), and at Apocalypse/Rave Festival (Oslo, Norway).

Tan has been invited to be artist-in-residence for 2017, as part of the Both Sides Now residency program, Hong Kong, and at Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain, in Brussels.



Evan Ifekoya is an interdisciplinary artist, exploring the politicisation of culture, society and aesthetics. Ifekoya’s current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic occupation using film, performative writing and sound, focused on co-authored, intimate forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of spectacle. Ifekoya will be Artist in Residence at Wysing this Summer 2016, as part of the Wysing Poly. Recent exhibitions include normcore, IAb, Bielefeld, Germany, All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, Embodied Spaces, FramerFramed, De Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam - both curated by Christine Eyene, Studio Voltaire OPEN, London (all 2015) and 30 years of the Future, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2014). Recent performances have taken place at David Roberts Art Foundation and Tate Modern, London as well as The Marlborough, Brighton and De Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam (all 2015). Collaborative projects include Collective Creativity: Critical reflections into QTIPOC creative practice and Network11. Ifekoya currently lives and works in London.



Alexis Milne is a London based artist concerned with issues surrounding recent political protest and forms of autonomous subcultural uprising (such as Hip Hop and Rave cultures) and their subsequent media dissemination and forms of recuperation. Milne’s work traverses video scratch collage, installation and interventionist performance, utilizing alter egos, the grotesque, and cartoonist parody as tools to comment on the erosion of the authentic and in particular, riot as spectacle.



Benjamin Orlow 

Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include The body as a domestic animal at the Abingdon Studios/Grundy Gallery (Blackpool, UK, 2016); Future Shoe and Box-Face at SØ (Copenhagen, DK, 2016); A long time ago, but somehow in the future at Sinne Gallery (Helsinki, FI, 2014) and Benjamin Orlow at Ve.sch (Vienna, AU, 2013). His work has been presented as part of numerous exhibitions and screenings, among them Artist Video Biennale ICA (London 2016), T-Time at the Pavillon Carré de Beaudouin Auditorium (Paris, FR, 2016); The Start of Autumn at the Hordaland Kunstcenter (Bergen, NO, 2015) and The forgotten memory guide at Fahrenheit (Los Angeles, US, 2014). 



Daniel Shanken is an artist from Los Angeles, living and working in London. Currently, he is undertaking a PhD in the Contemporary Art Research Centre at Kingston University and is teaching at the RCA in IED. Recently his work has been shown at Art Basel Hong Kong, Yvonne Lambert Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, CCA Glasgow, Nottingham Contemporary, CFCCA Manchester, Kiasma Helsinki, CAC Vilnius, and CGP London. Last summer he completed a residency at K11 Art Foundation in Wuhan, China. 



Rehana Zaman is an artist based in London working with moving image and performance. Her work considers the interplay of multiple social dynamics that constitute subjects along particular socio-political formations. These narrative based artworks, often deadpan and neurotic, are generated through conversation and collaboration with others. 

Recent screenings and exhibitions include ICA, London, Contemporary Art Tasmania, The Irish Film Institute, Dublin, The Tetley, Leeds, Studio Voltaire, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Berwick Film and Media Festival, Projections Art Rotterdam, Konsthalle C, Stockholm and Baro, São Paolo.



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 | London | SW8 5AU

Closest tube: Vauxhall or Battersea Park Station




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StudioRCA at Riverlight is run by the Royal College of Art as a test-bed and exhibition space for collaborating curators and curatorial agencies to engage with public audiences. 


Funded by St James, part of the Berkeley Group, the space will support the long-term cultural strategy for the prestigious Riverlight development, animating the public open space, providing the first cultural offer within Nine Elms on the South Bank, and contributing to London's wider cultural offer by drawing in the local community, visitors, residents and workers to the area. The partnership was brokered and developed by cultural consultancy Futurecity. Together we are incubating the best emerging artists from all around the world, right here in Nine Elms. We are enriching the Nine Elms district through art and culture.






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