Electra develops its commissions in collaboration with a range of venues and partners, many which become available for national and international touring.The projects range from group exhibitions and individual installations to live performances as well as an archive which can take up residency at host venues.
An archive of publications, video recordings and sound recordings. The archive can be toured to art centres and galleries.
A room of any size which can house shelving, wall mounted display materials, several monitors and audio equipment. Ideally the space would also have an area where meetings and talks can be held and a space for video projection.
Her Noise was an exhibition which took place at South London Gallery in London in 2005, curated by Lina Dzuverovic and Anne Hilde Neset of Electra. The ambition of the project was to investigate music histories in relation to gender and to bring together a wide network of women artists who use sound as a medium. The first manifestation of Her Noise was an exhibition and a series of events comprising new commissions by Kim Gordon & Jutta Koether, Hayley Newman, Kaffe Matthews, Christina Kubisch, Emma Hedditch and Marina Rosenfeld.
Throughout the development of the project, the curators conducted dozens of interviews with artists, while compiling sound recordings and printed materials which would eventually form the Her Noise Archive. The Her Noise Archive is a collection of over 60 videos, 300 audio recordings, 40 books and catalogues and 250 fanzines compiled during the development of this project.
The archive is accessible to the public for research purposes by appointment at the Electra office. It is also available for touring to international venues, in combination with a range of contextual events, talks and screenings, which would be developed in collaboration with the host venue. The Her Noise Archive has previously been exhibited at South London Gallery (2005); Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2006); Architectural Association, London (2007); Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2008); Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany (2008).
For any touring enquiries please email us.