By Emma Hedditch
Her Noise, South London Gallery, London
10 November - 18 December 2005
Curated by Lina Dzuverovic and Anne Hilde Neset
London-based artist Emma Hedditch set up a series of events to discuss and explore the relationships between historical acts, ways of forming collaborations, and ways in which we perform and record sound. Hedditch's 'get togethers' took the form of weekly meetings, workshops and talks with guests including film maker Vivienne Dick, Tobi Vail and Alison Wolfe (of riot grrrl bands: Bikini Kill and Bratmobile).
Hedditch also collaborated with the show's curators on compiling the Her Noise Archive which includes exclusive on camera interviews and concert footage with artists including Pauline Oliveros, Maryanne Amacher, Diamanda Galas, Marina Rosenfeld, Thurston Moore, Kevin Blechdom, Kembra Pfahler, Kim Gordon, Lydia Lunch, Peaches and many others filmed in the process of developing Her Noise and aimed at forming a research archive which is now publicly accessible at the Electra office.
We're Alive, Let's Meet! incorporated the following events:
Six Saturday 'get togethers' were led by Emma Hedditch with guests including: Lina Dzuverovic and Anne Hilde Neset, Her Noise curators; Tobi Vail and Alison Wolfe, from riot grrrl bands Bikini Kill and Bratmobile; Amy Spencer, author of DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture; film maker Vivienne Dick and films by Vivienne Dick and Lis Rhodes; members of Creative Routes.
We're Alive, Let's Meet! also toured to Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, December 2006
Emma Hedditch makes work based on the ethos of knowledge-sharing, participation and the 'can do' attitude of DIY culture. Hedditch examines existing communities and works on projects that facilitate further collaboration. Predominantly, she uses video, conversation and live events as her practice, the final product secondary to the experience and action of building something together.