A PIXELLATED CRUST OF WHITE NOISE
11 FEB / 20:00
To mark the launch of A Pixellated Crust of White Noise, Laura has invited two shop mannequins to participate in an in-conversation event on Instagram live.
A Pixellated Crust of White Noise is 30 mins in duration and is performed live by Laura Yuile and Alex Frost
Speaking from their respective windows of shops that are now sitting closed, Female Mannequin 1 and Female Mannequin 2 will discuss the ongoing demise of the British high street and possible strategies for transforming it. They will give an insight into their role as the original offline influencers and share their perspective on how we might slow down or hack the cycles of fast fashion, planned obsolescence and waste that often feel unavoidable.
A Pixellated Crust of White Noise brings together materials from the research and production of Laura’s solo show Heavy View which was presented at TACO! in 2019. The book includes exhibition documentation and a text stemming from the ideas that the work explored around the relationship between architectural and technological obsolescence, and how the life cycle of things and spaces, are framed by motives of profit and impact upon our bodies and communities.
A Pixellated Crust of White Noise is available to buy from the TACO! bookshop.
Laura Yuile is an artist from Glasgow and based in London. She has exhibited internationally at venues including; Science Gallery (London); TACO! (London); nGbK (Berlin); Belvedere 21 (Vienna); Apexart (New York); Blackwood Gallery (Toronto); t-space (Milan) and Recent Activity (Birmingham). She has undertaken residencies with The Art House (Wakefield); ZK/U (Berlin); Temporary Art Platform (Beirut); and IOAM (Beijing) and was an Associate Artist with Open School East in 2015. Alongside her gallery-based work, she has initiated a number of projects that intervene with the everyday, commercial spaces that her work is engaged with, including her ongoing podcast series ASSET ARREST, that takes a critical approach to financialised housing. She is currently showing work as part of Rendering Refusal for Transmediale festival, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin.
BASS MIDS TOPS
23 FEB / 19:00
Dance Music writer Joe Muggs, author of Bass Mids Tops talks about sound system culture and its intergenerational impact with South London based grime producer and DJ, Mr Mitch.
The talk can be accessed using this link on the evening of the 23rd Feb
Bass Mids Tops presents an oral history of the UK’s soundsystem culture, featuring interviews with Dubmaster Dennis Bovell, Skream, Youth, Norman Jay MBE, Adrian Sherwood, Mala, and others and accompanied by photographic portraits by Brian David Stevens. The book charts the story of the bassline of Britain, in the words of those who lived and shaped it. The talk has made possible with the support of Strange Attractor Press, publisher of Bass, Mids, Tops.
This talk has been developed in conjunction with the RTM Production Group, a community of makers, broadcasting radio on RTM.FM and currently making their own sound system as part of the Three Rivers - a Creative People and Places programme.
The talk will be broadcast live on RTM.FM - one of many planned broadcast events as part of the Original Selector programme of broadcasts on RTM.FM throughout w/c 22nd Feb. Original Selector is a celebration of sound system cultures and their musical legacy broadcast all week on RTM.FM, including immediately before and after this talk.
Copies of Bass Mids Tops are available to purchase online from the TACO! bookshop
Joe Muggs is best known as a music writer, having worked since 2000 for the likes of Mixmag, The Wire, FACT, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Bandcamp and Boiler Room - and published Bass, Mids, Tops: An Oral History of Soundsystem Culture (with photographer Brian David Stevens) at the end of 2019. He also brings to the table experience as a DJ, electronic musician, educator, album compiler (Ninja Tune's 'Grime 2.0', Ministry's 'Adventures in Dubstep & Beyond'), A&R, label manager and ambient cabaret promoter, and continues to pursue all kinds of hare-brained schemes in public and in secret.
§Perhaps best-known internationally as the Planet Mu Records-signed producer and DJ, London’s Mr. Mitch, aka Miles Mitchell, defines his music by his own personality rather than deferring to a scene consensus. A minimalist at heart, Mitchell specializes in detailed sound and melody in space, but remains ambitious in his scope, launching out from roots in instrumental grime. As the founder of fast-rising record label Gobstopper Records and co-founder of the club night Boxed, Mr. Mitch is also a curator and auteur at the forefront of one of the most forward-thinking sounds in club culture, also encompassing ambient and experimental electronic music. Between his own music and the music he champions, he is a reliable incubator of a music scene dedicated to re-thinking and expanding what UK club music means.
*Image courtesy of Brian David Stevens
The CYCLICAL AND THe LINEAR
FEB 28 / 14:30
The Cyclical and The Linear is a new speculative performance made for live broadcast by Sound artist and composer Kate Carr. Commissioned by TACO! and the Outlands Network, the piece will be broadcast as part of the Joyous Thing #2, a 2 day festival of experimental music.
In the gallery space at TACO! Carr has installed a bespoke, sculptural instrument made from taut wires , transducers and contact mics, which she will use to perform an improvised composition for camera.
The performance will be broadcast live via the Outlands Network online platform.
Kate Carr is a London based Australian artist whose work is is grounded within the practice of field recording. Using microphones Carr finds sounds within a body of water, the internal vibrations of a building, or the rumbling noises deep within the earth, which she then uses in thoughtful ambient compositions, that blur the boundaries between instruments and ‘found’ sound.
Kate Carr has exhibited and performed Internationally. Her audio work has been broadcasted and presented on Radio 6, Late Junction and she has performed lives at International platforms such as MazerMuski Festival – Berlin, Sonorities - Belfast, Café OTO and the Horse Hospital - London and Norðanvindur sound art festival, Iceland. Her work has been shown at galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Australia, the Kochi Muzaris Biennale – India, and Transition- Mken, Sweden. In 2018 she presented her installation Under Construction at TACO!
Her work has been released on labels including Rivertones (UK), Helen Scarsdale (USA), Galaverna (Italy), and Soft (France). Kate Carr runs and owns the record label – Flaming Pines (UK).