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Electra Touring Projects

Electra develops its commissions in collaboration with a range of venues and partners. Following their initial exhibition or performance, many projects become available for international and national touring. The projects range from group exhibitions or individual installations to live performances and an archive which can take up residency at host venues.

Current projects available for touring are:
Her Noise Archive
Her Noise Documentary
Sound and the 20th Century Avant Garde Lecture Series
Reverse Karaoke, Kim Gordon & Jutta Koether
Perfect Partner, Tony Oursler, Kim Gordon, Phil Morrison

Reverse Karaoke, Kim Gordon & Jutta Koether

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A yurt style tent painted by Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether on site. The yurt houses a low-fi rehearsal set up. The visitor is invited to record their own track along a pre-recorded vocal track of Kim Gordon's voice, either alone or with other visitors. Using the instruments in the tent (guitar, bass, drums, vocal mic, percussion), this track is recorded live by a stereo recording microphone and captured on a computer. A sound engineer, operating a recording desk which sits to the side of the tent, burns two CD copies of this track, while the visitor(s) decorate two CD sleeves. One copy is left for the artists, and will be on display in a record box during the course of the exhibition, and the other the visitor can take home.

Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether have recorded a video which acts as a demonstration of how the tent is to be used by visitors. The video is to be displayed on a monitor positioned to one side of the tent, with several pairs of headphones.

Reverse Karaoke by Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether was one of the five main Her Noise commissions, initially shown as part of the exhibition at South London Gallery in November/December 2005.

Space Requirements:

Large gallery space which can comfortably accommodate the 5m diameter and 3m height tent, recording desk, video monitor and workspace for visitors to decorate their records.

Reverse Karaoke has been exhibited at South London Gallery (2005), Magasin-CNAC, Grenoble, France (2006), MAK, Vienna (2007), Galleria Enrico Fornello, Prato, Italy (2007), Life, St Nazaire, France (2008), Museion, Bolzano, Italy (2008), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and KIT- Kunst im Tunnel (2009), Malmö Konsthall, Malmö (2009), CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (2010).

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