Slow Runner: Her Noise Archive II
27 September - 24 November 2013
Waldstraße 3 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
Taking the form of moving image work and rarely shown archival material, Slow Runner: Her Noise Archive II
brings together new and existing content
from the Her Noise Archive, circling, referencing, and extending links to Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz's new film To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn
Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation
(2013) and pioneering composer Pauline Oliveros' eponymous 1970 score.
During the '70s Oliveros' feminist philosophies of music not only radically challenged the patriarchal Western musical canon, but also the parallel 'women's music'
of the feminist movement by interrogating the notion of the 'performer', the 'audience', and the very meanings and forms of music itself. These rich tensions are
explored through a series of contemporaneous works on display from Barbara Hammer, Lis Rhodes, Robert Ashley
and others, whilst a new series of posters
by New York-based artist Emma Hedditch
creates a spatial manifestation of fragments from these histories and the wider archive. As a closing event,
a workshop by composer and writer Cathy Lane
explores the medium of the performance score itself.
This display of works is accompanied by a selection from the Her Noise Archive, a multi-annual research project and study collection which includes
records, CDs, tapes, moving image, books, catalogues, magazines, fanzines and exclusive interview material by artists who work with sound and experimental
music such as Kim Gordon, Christina Kubisch, and Kevin Blechdom. The Her Noise Archive was initiated by Lina Džuverović and Anne Hilde Neset, who curated
at the South London Gallery in 2005 and founded Electra in 2003. Following this initial exhibition the Her Noise Archive has toured
internationally and was hosted by the Badischer Kunstverein in the context of the group exhibition Pop! goes the Weasel
(2008). Since then, the
Her Noise Archive has expanded its focus into various research projects, and online at hernoise.org
The archive - accessible to the public at the Archives and Special
, London College of Communication - is a physical manifestation of the desire to draw lines of
affinity between different moments of the avant-garde, from the radical contemporary composition of Oliveros to No Wave, riot grrrl and other more
contemporary experimentations in sound and feminism.
Curated by Fatima Hellberg and Irene Revell, Electra
Realised in collaboration with CRiSAP
, London College of Communication
Kindly supported by LUX
Opening hours of the exhibition: Tuesday to Friday 11 am-7 pm, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 11 am-5 pm