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4: Jacob Samuel / Album Corp
Somerset House Studios resident Jacob Samuel, one half of Album Corp, talks bots, Oasis and recent projects including If You Die in Roblox You Die IRL, and making music with musician/saxophonist Ben Vince. Recorded earlier in the summer Jacob Samuel introduces the concept underpinning the work If You Die in Roblox You Die IRL, an adaptive audio/visual installation by Album Corp presented at the exhibition Complex Value$. With visuals and text by Jacob Samuel and music by Klein, the virtual...
3: Gaika in conversation with Ash Sarkar
Somerset House Studios resident Gaika talks to Novara Media’s Ash Sarkar about the politics of sound system culture, Windrush and SYSTEM, a month-long audio visual installation, exploring themes of immigration, cultural expression and raw technical prowess which is at the heart of sound system culture through archival source material, commissioned by Boiler Room. SYSTEM at Somerset House Studios until 26 August www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/system-by-gaika BIOGRAPHIES Ash Sarkar is a...
4: Fascia 171208180222: Marija Bozinovska Jones & J.G. Biberkopf
Studios artist Marija Bozinovska Jones and musician and artist J.G. Biberkopf introduce a collaborative new work entitled Fascia 171208180222\. The live audio-visual performance positions the contemporary self entangled in surveillance economies with data as an elusive currency. The interview was recorded at this year's Sonic Acts Academy in Amsterdam where the work was premiered. Marija Bozinovska Jones’ work revolves around formation of identity within augmented technocapitalism. She...
3: Hurricane: Louis-Jack (Common Study)
Snooker is the most intensely psychological sport. A one-on-one battle of nerves, where the course of history can be determined by a single ball, potted or missed. Many assume the sport to be slow and repetitive. But behind the bowties and waistcoats lurks turbulence and controversial characters. Snooker is a game of contradictions and juxtapositions like no other. In general the game rewards consistency and risk aversion. However, it is rife with individuals who go against the grain. In...
2: Anabasis to Dora: Eloise Hawser
Eloise Hawser presents Anabasis to Dora, a programme of multi-site visits based on research into unusual and contested spaces, museums and collections around the UK. The series formed the background to her current exhibition By the deep, by the mark at Somerset House, until 22 April. The podcast follows Eloise on an Anabasis to Dora tour exploring London’s infrastructure with a bus trip to Beckton sewage treatment works and Crossness via Thamesmead. These waste disposal and transport sites...
1: Taut Line: Beatrice Dillon
Somerset House Studio’s resident Beatrice Dillon presents Taut Line, a multi-channel sound installation co-commissioned in partnership with Abandon Normal Devices. The piece premiered at The Great Cave, Peak Cavern Derbyshire in September as part of the AND 2017 festival programme. At Somerset House, Dillon reconfigured the work for The Deadhouse, a rarely accessible underground tunnel running beneath the courtyard, clad with headstones dating from the 1600s, the remnants of a chapel that...