What time are you performing tonight?
Chalton Gallery. London. 2019
“What time are you performing tonight?” dedicates itself to four composers who have shaped the development of early electronic music in Italy: Teresa Rampazzi, Daniela Casa, Ingrid McIntosh, and Maria Teresa Luciani. Their sounds find their way into the exhibition, so do bits and pieces of their histories – or rather what is left of them. Absence as a state or condition in which something is expected, wanted and searched for, yet untraceable or simply not present, becomes an object of different shapes during the exhibition. As a topic of investigation, it manifests through the design of a speaker, through the adaptation of a daily object into a visual trope, through the formation of a sound.
TAKE OVERS: I invited different sound collectives to inhabit the speaker objects. Hence, for the duration of the exhibition, the speaker objects were continuously performing featuring Urban Arts Berlin, a Berlin-based radio and collective, Autogenesis Magazine, telling narratives from the third space, TAKE ME ON PODCAST by Leila Arenou, Oona Linke and Laure Jaffuel, and DJ collective Synaptic Island and the participants of their listening session, MADAM inhabiting the speakers with an improvised nomadic sound performance.
WALKS: To lead outside of the gallery space, I invited writer Kole Fulmine to lead a walk, poetically exploring notions of the safe space in relation to queer club culture.
A small publication brought together contributions by Claudia Attimonelli, Frances Morgan, Nina Power, Salomé Voegelin, Andrea May, Laura Zattra.