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HER NOISE ARCHIVE BLOG RELAUNCH, SPRING 2022

The blog for the Her Noise Archive has been relaunched with dozens of interviews with artists and curators, guest curated selections, responses to Her Noise by students on the MA Sound Arts at London College of Communications as well as material from several conferences and symposia.

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OUR PARTNER

UBUWEB

Electra is delighted to have partnered with UbuWeb, the largest archive of avant-garde material online, founded in 1996 by artist and poet Kenneth Goldsmith. Ubuweb offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art and now also hosts material from all Electra's projects within its archive.


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ESSAY

LOTS OF SHINY JUNK AT THE ART DUMP: THE SICK AND UNWILLING CURATOR


Lina Džuverović & Irene Revell, Parse Journal, Work Issue, Spring 2019
This text draws on the authors' shared experiences of growing alientation from the figure of the "contemporary curator", stemming from a wider concern with the rigour, ethics and radicality that become impossible with the pace of work they term "hyper-production" that has become almost completely normalised. This alienation is articulated through an enmeshment of desire and capacity - "won't" and "can't" - where "can't" is a matter of capacity, time and energy relating to competing responsibilities such as child care and the self-care of chronic illness. This question of capacity to work is explored through recent art and curating thinking - by Carolyn Lazard, Taranah Fazeli, Alyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue - that underscores the challenge posed to capitalist modes of labour by such a refusal, as well as a problematisation of "stamina", which draws on disability activism and advocacy via Catherine Hale and Susan Wendell. The text concludes with the articulation of a series of questions that attempt to glimpse other more "resilient", via Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez - forms of curating that might exist in opposition to the marathon-working "stamina" required of the normative "contemporary curator".

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EXHIBITION

ORGASMIC STREAMING   ORGANIC GARDENING   ELECTROCULTURE


24 April - 25 May 2018
Group exhibition looking at practices that emerge between text and performance, the page and the body. Exhibition at Chelsea Space with Beatrice Gibson, Alison Knowles, Ghislaine Leung, Annea Lockwood, Claire Potter, Charlotte Prodger, Carolee Schneemann, Tai Shani, Mieko Shiomi. Accompanying performance programme on 20 May at LUX (Waterlow Park) with Anna Barham, Daniela Cascella, Ami Clarke, Tomoko Hojo, Natasha Lall, Aura Satz, Linda Stupart. Co-curated by Karen Di Franco and Irene Revell.

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SYMPOSIUM

SOARINGS: A SALON ON ELSE MARIE PADE


5 June 2017
A special opportunity to hear more about Else Marie Pade with talks, film screening and discussion at Cafe OTO. Soarings is a rough translation of the Danish word svæninger - a word coined by Pade to encompass both the phenomenon of different frequencies colliding to make an interference beat, and the more poetic image of soaring through the air. Contributions by Ain Bailey, Jacob Kirkegaard, Mads Kjelgaard, Sanne Krogh Groth, Jo Langton and Frances Morgan. In collaboration with Kammer Klang.

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