Thursday 11 December 2014 | ICA @ 7pm
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Slavs and Tatars - Lecture Performance, “The Tranny Tease”
Through the lens of phonetic, semantic, and theological slippage, The Tranny Tease explores the potential for transliteration, or the conversion of scripts, as a strategy of both resistance and research into identity politics, colonialism, and faith. Focusing on the Turkic languages of the former Soviet Union, Anatolia and Xinjiang/Uighuristan, The Tranny Tease attempts to emancipate not people or nations but the sounds rolling off our tongues.
Zorka Wollny and Maspindzeli Choir - Musical Performance
Polish artist Zorka Wollny will collaborate with UK-based polyphonic Georgian choir Maspindzeli on a musical composition and live acoustic performance that explores the relationship between language, sound and communication using a combination of polyphonic singing, intonations, accents, pitch and modulations.