Loud Bodies

22 Sep 2018 – 23 Sep 2018

Event times

Saturday 22 September
Panel Discussion 2-4pm
Sonic performances 6-9pm

Sunday 23 September
Participatory Events 12-4pm

Cost of entry

Free - but booking is required, via http://goldsmithscca.art/event/loud-bodies/

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  • New Cross Gate Overground Station - New Cross Overground Stations
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Loud Bodies is a weekend of participatory events, sonic performances, and a panel discussion, where visitors are invited to engage with some of Mika Rottenberg’s critical themes; those wrapped in a thick mantle of absurd and often sensory metaphors, through discussion, performance and a workshop.



Saturday 22 September
Panel Discussion 2-4pm

Female labour has historically been hidden in the form of domestic labour, which has now been integrated into the economy of on-demand work. Women, minorities and migrant workers are much more likely to fill these kinds of jobs. Permanent employment across several sectors has shifted to precarious jobs through outsourcing, use of employment agencies, and inappropriate classification of workers as “short-term” or “independent contractors.” The panel, moderated by Goldsmiths faculty Helena Reckitt and comprised of experts in the fields of economy, policy, feminist histories, aims to comprehensively and multilaterally explore these subjects.

Sonic performances 6-8pm

Lin Chiwei, Tape Music (Score for Musarc), 2015–present

Tensions between the machinic and the human will play out in a performance of Lin Chi-Wei’s Tape Music by the choral collectiveMUSARC. Drawing energy from the absurd and repetitive actions performed by protagonists in Rottenberg’s films, vocalists assembled in a spiral formation will pass a 200m long ribbon score from hand to hand, vocalising the inscriptions as the ribbon passes, becoming a polyphonic ‘human tape machine’.

Musarc is o­ne of the UK’s most progressive choral collectives. Based at The Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, Musarc explores making music, listening, performance and composition in relation to the creative process, and music as a social form in the context of architecture and the city. The ensemble, which is sought after for its experimental and open-minded working approach, has been commissioned by major cultural organisations and institutions in the UK and abroad, and regularly collaborates with artists and composers to commission new work that challenges traditional ways of making music, and that brings together art, performance and education.


Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome
something purple: my whole body overflows with thought 

is unfolding always a messy thing? 
can you hold me?

we are in translation, transformation, we are constantly adjusting to the heaviness and

lightness of being, adapting to incoming information. seeing, touching, tasting what we are drawn toward and spitting out what no longer can be held

we spread, find fragments, friction and delicious thresholds, here we grow our sensual culture

Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome is born of English and Chilean descent, she is a dance artist and choreographer working since 2009. Her practice involves dancing/voicing as political gesture, presenting between established arts organisations, alternative spaces and club scenes.
Choreography, performance and collaboration allow her to create spaces enabling reorientation around otherness. Working with visual artists, pop/punk bands, electronic music producers/sound artists in live/electronic music settings and galleries enables her to reach audiences in environments that excite her appetite.

For Loud Bodies, Muñoz-Newsome will collaborate with South London musician Junior XL. Affiliate of Curl records, Junior XL has previously composed for Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, Gery Georgieva and Jamila Johnson-Small, and is currently working on his debut EP.


Sunday 23 September
Participatory Events 12-4pm

Talking to a brick wall.
Meet at the gallery entrance at 12pm. Duration: 45 mins.

Artist and wall-fan Louise Ashcroft live-writes a fanfiction ode to the gallery’s exposed brickwork. With your help, charismatic cracks in centenarian cement construct a cast of characters as we explore the building.

Please RSVP for free via Eventbrite for the tour as spaces are limited.


Take the unpredictable trouble: A group poetry reading.
Starting time 3pm, duration of 40min.

Audience members are invited to activate the Shanzhai Lyric Open Archive in a group poetry reading. Through articulating the ‘new tongues’ and scrambled translations generated by digital and physical pathways of hyper-capitalism, this piece unpacks the slippery logic that troubles the cause and effect narratives of global production. Take the unpredictable trouble carves out space for collective appreciation of the poetic absurdities and absurd poetries written through the collision of unexpected words and worlds.

The Shanzhai Lyric is an inquiry into global logistics and linguistics through the prism of technological aberration and nonofficial cultures. Taking inspiration from the experimental text that often appears on counterfeit (shanzhai) clothing coming out of China and proliferating across the globe, the project looks specifically at how the language of counterfeit uses mimicry, hybridity, and permutation to both revel in and reveal the artifice of global fashion hierarchies.

Co-curated by Goldsmiths MFA Curating students; Bhav Bhella, Kathy Cho, Lxo Cohen, Oana Damir, I-Ying Liu, Samantha Moreno, Sophie Netchaef, Andrew Price and Annika Thiems.


Exhibiting artistsToggle


Shanzhai Lyric

Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome

Louise Ashcroft

Taking part

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

London, United Kingdom


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