In-residence towards the end of the year, Alabanza will explore queer and trans loneliness, rural transness and radio transmissions. Working with a producer Alabanza will develop a radio for loneliness and will consider how intimacy can be created across space and time.
Maëva Berthelot and Coby Sey
As part of 'Wysing Polyphonic: The Ungoverned', choreographer and dancer Maëva Berthelot and musician Coby Sey will be working on a newly commissioned performance responding to the festival's themes of deconstructing normativity through collaboration and exchange.
Robin Buckley & Laura Fox
As an artist, electronic music composer and theorist, rkss (Robin Buckley) takes a critical approach to music with their experimental productions, using sound as a series of gestures to explore complex socio-political issues by working with and pushing against social contexts.
rkss' live sets fuse unpredictable, divergent rhythms with radical synthesis techniques to reimagine and explore speculative futures, creating space for different ways of being. Their releases Brostep in the Style of Florian Hecker and DJ Tools (UIQ), named one of Pitchfork’s experimental albums of 2018, resist categorisation while questioning established hierarchies within electronic music.
Inspired by the critical essays of Terre Thaemlitz, rkss will be expanding on their practice at Somerset House Studios to compose new work along with a series of immersive virtual installations with Laura Fox.
West Java West Yorkshire Cooperative Movement (WJWY): George Clark, Ismal Muntaha and Bunga Saigian
WJWY was initiated in 2018 by George Clark, Ismal Muntaha, Bunga Saigian and Will Rose, as a platform for exchange and collaboration between communities in West Java, Indonesia, focused around the Jatiwangi art Factory and around Pavilion in West Yorkshire. For this project, two artists from the collaboration, George Clark and Ismal Muntaha, will co-ordinate and facilitate a series of transmissions from across each region, drawing together artists and communities connected with the project.