BE THE PARASITE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
AN Online BROADCAST /
RTM.FM / 13 MAY / 20:00
SoPHIE MALLEt, Shamica Ruddock and Hannan Jones
Parasites control the host
Parasites are not grateful to the host
Parasites work together to kill the host
Take a tour of parasitic life with artist Sophie Mallett, featuring a remix of new sounds from Beats Kitchen (Shamica Ruddock and Hannan Jones).
Sophie Mallett uses video, text, installation and sound explore the intersection of affect, politics and value. Through close attention her work opens up spaces of discomfort that acknowledge clandestine societal norms, complicity, or dysfunctional ethics.
Informed by a previous career in documentary, sound and radio, her approach to artmaking is equal parts investigation and cherry-picked clickbait. Educated at Open School East, London College of Communication and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Mallett’s practice is both interdisciplinary and collaborative, with an emphasis on how individuals work together.
Sophie's research into parasitic economies is part of Jupiter Woods' R&D Grants 2021.
Recent works and projects include: Lol, sploot, blep, blop, bork - Deptford X, London (2019), Our Gelatinous Past Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (2019), Thousands of us cluster together -Artnight, London (2019), The distance is nowhere - ICA, Miami (2019) and GAM - Palermo (2018), To whom it was given - Groundworks, Cornwall (2018); International Fellowship, Hangar/ Gasworks, Lisbon (2017); National Anthems- ICA, London & CCA, Derry~Londonderry (2017).
Together, Hannan and Shamica share a basement studio space they came to know as ‘The Beats Kitchen NRG collective' A KA’ The Beats Kitchen’ based in Margate, Kent. The Beats Kitchen is fuelled by conversation, joy, and energised by rituals and friendship. It hosted curiosity and the passion for speculating through experimental sound, film, electronic and analog music equipment, archives and futurisms, sonic fictions, and world-building.