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023 Wysing 30th Anniversary Podcast: Taylor Le Melle

In the fourth and final podcast of our series hosted by artist and Wysing Trustee, Harold Offeh, we hear from curator and writer Taylor Le Melle on their thoughts on Wysing. Taylor was Curator in-residence during 2019 and curated a series of events alongside the exhibition Boundary + Gesture.  

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022 Wysing 30th Anniversary Podcast: Donna Lynas

In the third of our new podcast series, Wysing Director, Donna Lynas, speaks to artist and Wysing Trustee, Harold Offeh about how Wysing has been developed over the fifteen years she has been in post.

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021 Wysing 30th Anniversary Podcast: Terry Brooks

In the second of our series of four podcasts hosted by artist and Wysing Trustee, Harold Offeh and recorded in our Wysing Polyphonic studio, hear from Terry Brooks, one of the original founders and Directors of Wysing. Structured around three questions that draw out personal relationships, perspectives, and histories with Wysing, each episode will give a glimpse into a moment of Wysing’s 30 year history.

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020 Wysing 30th Anniversary Podcast: Jenny Brooks

In the first of a series of podcasts on how Wysing began and has been developed, have a listen to artist and Wysing Trustee, Harold Offeh, in conversation with Jenny Brooks, one of the original founders and Directors of Wysing. Structured around three questions that draw out personal relationships, perspectives, and histories with Wysing, each episode will give a glimpse into a moment of Wysing’s 30 year history. 

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019 Possibilities of Rural Belongings - Jade Montserrat, Harold Offeh, and Hansi Momodu Gordon

Earlier this year, we presented ‘The Rural Assembly’, a two-day conference exploring contemporary artists and creative practitioners who are challenging assumptions made about rural life and culture, which we co-presented with the Whitechapel Gallery, London. 'Possibilities of Rural Belongings' was a discussion between artists Jade Montserrat and Harold Offeh, and curator Hansi Momodu Gordon, that considered critical approaches and practices from the position of being Black British artists in rural environments. Listen to the discussion on our website here and find out more about the project here.

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018 Sonic Cyberfeminisms

Sonic Cyberfeminisms is an ongoing project by a collective of artists, musicians and writers, which draws upon intersectional feminist praxis and the legacies of cyberfeminism. The project aims to foreground agendas of social justice in the domains of sound, gender and technology and, in doing so, develop critical cultural work.

The project was initiated by Annie Goh and Marie Thompson in 2016. This podcast and the accompanying zine emerged from the week-long Sonic Cyberfeminisms residency at Wysing Arts Centre in September 2018. Participants of the residency were: Robin Buckley, Marlo De Lara, Jane Frances Dunlop, Annie Goh, Natalie Hyacinth, Miranda Iossifidis, Louise Lawlor, Frances Morgan, Marie Thompson and Shanti Suki Osman.

To view the zine please visit the Sonic Cyberfeminisms website here.


017 Farmhouse Podcast: Anna MacMahon and Salote Tawale

Our programme of residencies, retreats, exhibitions and events bring many fascinating artists, thinkers, musicians and curators to Wysing each year. Many of these stay in our 17th century farmhouse, the beating heart of our site. The farmhouse has long been a site of exchange, best encapsulated by the kitchen table where ideas are shared over a meal and by a conceptual work in the house by artist Ruth Beale, which asks residents to leave a book as a contribution to a growing library. In this new podcast series, we will be taking inspiration from this role the farmhouse plays to focus a conversation on the idea of exchange, asking visitors to talk about something they've brought to the house and something they're taking away with them when they leave.

In this first episode, we caught up with summer artists-in-residence Anna MacMahon and Salote Tawale to chat about their collaborative project focusing on queerness, family and food; their reflections on the Cambridgeshire landscape and the importance of bathing to good hosting.

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The Farmhouse podcast was recorded in Wysing's Polyphonic Studio by Wilf Speller. Music is by Alice Theobald's Taking Stock With Alice project, which provides free music for not-for-profite creative use.


016 Tito Valery

""Memory allows for a kind of mental time travel, a way for us to picture not just the past but also the future." – Shirely S Wang.

In early summer this year, we were very lucky to have Tito Valery in-residence at Wysing for two months, as Wysing Art Centre’s first ARTIST at RISK (AR)-Residency artist. Whilst in residence at Wysing, Valery was interested in bringing together voices from the African diaspora through spoken word, a podcast, photography and conversation to explore the realities of the post-colonial impact and political division currently affecting Cameroon. 

Valery’s residency culminated in "Are We Who We Are?", 2018, a multi-part new sound and photographic installation presented at Guest Projects, London. Working with producer ANG and writer Dzekashu Macviban in Wysing's Polyphonic recording studio, Valery composed new sound pieces reflecting on the themes of migration and the postcolonial reality, from his position as an anglophone Cameroonian producing art in the UK.

"Malochy", combines Valery's spoken word with a haunting looped vocal sample, lo-fi beats and recorded conversations. Functioning as a manifesto, the piece culminates with a sample of a controversial statement from the Cameroonian Minister for Communication, in which he threatens to censor the internet if it's used to threaten the 'territorial integrity' of the country. 


"The Mouth of Liars Will be Shot (To her who rejoiced)" features a poem by Bate Besong, read by writer Dzekashu
Macviban. Besong's words, written before his death in 2007, imagine a moment when the oppressed finally become the powerful. Recontextualised by Valery with a claustrophobic soundscape by ANG, Besong's poetry takes on a prophetic quality and shows the possibility of art and artists to speak to the present-day post-mortem. 


“Ours is a tale of people bound together by blood and culture. Families torn apart by outside forces; their memories blurred by strange ways but never lost. Inner longings, vivid in their determination to unite again. Even as we stumble to refit the pieces of this puzzle called Cameroon, the beauty of toghu captures our imagination. Ndole’s richness tantalises taste buds. Makossa sustains our souls. And Fran-Anglais is how speak into the future. The "Are We Who We Are" photography exhibition (and Tito's first ever sound installation), aims to highlight the stakes of the ‘Anglophone problem’ and propose that art – as expressed in music, fashion, language and food – can facilitate unity. Conversations will celebrate a people’s memory and its promise to spark a reimagined nation." – Ngum . N. 


015 more of an avalanche closing event

This event closed our gallery exhibition more of an avalanche with an afternoon of talks and conversations expanding on the themes it raised. The day featured contributions from Nick Aikens, Curator at Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven and co-curator of recent exhibitions 'The Place Is Here' and 'Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective'; artists Raju Rage, Trishna Shah, Leah Clements and Phoebe Collings-James; and music producer Elijah. 

015A more of an avalanche Nick Aikens and John Bloomfield

The event opened with a conversation between Nick Aikens, Curator at Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven and 'more of an avalanche' curator John Bloomfield. Nick's recent projects  'The Place Is Here' and 'Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective' are situated in the 1970s and 1980s and it was hoped that by revisting this research, the conversation could provide a broader historical context for 'more of an avalanche' and an opportunity to view the work through a longer historical lens.

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015B more of an avalanche Raju Rage and Trishna Shah

Exhibition artist Raju Rage invited Trishna Shah, an artist and contributor to the interview portion of the work, to be in conversation. Taking their contribution to ‘more of an avalanche’ as a starting point, they discussed their research and experiences of activism that informed the work.

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015C more of an avalanche Leah Clements

Expanding on themes in the exhibition of sickness and illness, artist Leah Clements discussed ideas around ‘crip’ theory and talked about a new network of art practitioners who will be in residence later this year at Wysing.

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015D more of an avalanche Phoebe Collings-James

Current artist-in-residence Phoebe Collings-James talked about the new work she is developing with Last Yearz Interesting Negro/Jamila Johnson-Small in relation to disobedience and sound as a weapon.

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015E more of an avalanche Elijah

Music producer Elijah presented 'Last Dance', a timely and urgent investigation into the rapid changes affecting UK club culture, and the impact of those changes on music and youth culture. 

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015F more of an avalanche Roundtable Discussion

The contributors reconvened for a roundtable discussion chaired by Nick Aikens.


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014 S1 Portland/Women’s Beat League

In June 2017, S1 Portland/Women's Beat League led a study week at Wysing that explored female and non-binary views in electronic music. For their contribution to the more of an avalanche exhibition, the collective present a genre-spanning series of mixes that can be listened to in the gallery or online. 


A mix of new material to be listened to on headphones.

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x/o / incubator, chamber of thoughts
ideal corpus / hein qui l'eût cru (dj nervoso x bogoss-lacoste)
Organ tapes / fodencia dream (anna domino x dj puto anderson)
Rubby / confiesa
Kelman duran / 1984, primero, ultimo
Deena abdelwahed / lelliri ya momba
Gulls / tapes chops rhythm
Dj lostboi / join me (raw)
Los cardencheros de sapioriz / Yo Ya Me Voy a Morir a los Desiertos
Unknown / batacuda clap
Fatigado / tempestade
Unknown / mc pesadelo edit
De la ghetto / amor en la jipeta (pobvio edit)
Dj arafat / instru gbobolor
Thoom / mikal jackzon
Chino amobi / polizei
Larry b / 2 become 1 (spice girls cover)

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Intro / Absolute Body Control
Nautilus / Anna Meredith
Precipice / Adam East
Break A Mirrored Leg / Quirke
Monochrome / Subway
Time Killer / Bright
We Drank Water on Vehement Shore of a Bright Life / Zavoloka
Age of Consent / The Golden Filter
Nass (Original Mix) / Mary Velo
Auto-Erotic (Abstinence Mix by Fini Tribe) / Front Line Assembly
Warp 16 / Bell Size Park
Fascinating Instruments (Bass Alive Remix) / Ryukudisko
Same / Julianna Barwick
Coralline / Keluar

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013 Studio Visit: Highlights of 2017

As part of our final event of 2017 with residency artists Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, Imran Perretta and Morgan Quaintance, Morgan staged a live recording of 'Studio Visit', his Resonance 104.4FM radio show. A panel of guests included writer John Douglas Millar; independent curator, writer and educator  Shama Khanna; independent curator and writer Amanprit Sandhu and artist Erica Scourti were invited to contribute to this special end-of-year episode, titled 'That Was the Year That Was'. The panel surveyd the highs and lows of art and culture in 2017 before engaging in a discussion with a live audience.

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012 Maxwell Sterling Polyphony Mix

Summer residency artist Maxwell Sterling sent us this mix reflecting on his time at Wysing. The mix contains influences that soundtracked his residency and closes with Anthropocentric vocal études, a new work composed and premiered at Wysing. Maxwell spent the residency researching and theorising the voice and it's potential for composition. He spent time recording with youth choir Harringey Vox and exploring an archive of voices compiled by artist Max Hawkins for the Call in the Night app. The live premiere of Anthropocentric vocal études featured vocals from musician Teresa Winter and can be listened to in podcast 011.

Maxwell also recorded vocals with artists Florence Peake and Tai Shani and contributed an atmospheric two-hour soundtrack to their current exhibition at Wysing, Andromedan Sad Girl

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Księżyc -  Historyjka
City - Your Stream
5 Gate Temple - Lullaby 
Rafael Anton Irisarri - Indefinite Fields
Teresa Winter - Untitled Death 
Jasss - Weightless
Pessimist - Bloom 
Autechre - JNSN Code GL16
John T. Gast - WYGDN
Maxwell Sterling -  Anthropocentric vocal études (excerpt) written on Wysing Polyphonic residency 


011 An Evening with Harold Offeh, Tai Shani and Maxwell Sterling

Harold Offeh, Tai Shani and Maxwell Sterling ended their Summer residency with an evening of performance and conversation to test new work and present current research.

011A Harold Offeh and Zach Blas

Harold invited Dr Zach Blas for an in-conversation in which they discussed shared themes in their work and talked about future projects. We were lucky enough to be treated to a preview of Blas's new work, Contra-Internet and a preview of Harold's ongoing project looking at the lounging figure in 70s and 80s album cover art.

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011B Tai Shani performance of I Am Paradise

Tai invited actress Maya Lubinsky to perform her work I Am Paradise. The text forms part of Tai's on-going project Dark Continent Productions, an experimental and expanded adaptation of Christine de Pizan's 1405 pioneering feminist book, The Book of the City of Ladies, within which Pizan builds an allegorical city for notable women drawn from a medieval conception of history, where fact, fiction and myth are blurred. 

Warning: This performance deals with adult themes is suitable for over 18s. Some viewers may find the content distressing.

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011C Maxwell Sterling and Teresa Winter performance

Maxwell invited labelmate Teresa Winter to join him in performing and improvising a new piece of music, Anthropocentric Vocal Études, produced during his time at Wysing. For this new work, Maxwell reworked an archive of voices compiled by artist Max Hawkins for the Call in the Night app and samples he recorded of the youth choir Harringey Vox.

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010 Opening The Channels

This podcast is taken from Opening The Channels, a Study day at Wysing which launched the Wysing Polyphonic residency programme and responded to Wysing's All Channels Open exhibition. The starting point of the day was to consider what steps could be taken to "open the channels" and what exactly is at stake in seeking to include "many voices". For the study day, spring residency artists Pallavi Paul, Claire Potter and Raju Rage were joined by invited contributors Taylor Le Melle, Annie Jael Kwan and Wail Qasim, all of whom were asked to think of a "resolution", a proposal for how institutions, artists and the public might ready themselves to confront 2017 with "all channels open".

With this event, we wanted to interrogate some of the ideas that are circulating around Wysing's programme at the moment: of "opening the channels", of giving platforms to "many voices", of encouraging polyphony even when the results are not sweet and harmonious but dischordant and unsettling. What does it mean and what does it take to encourage dissonant voices: voices that call us out, voices that warn us of things we don't want to believe? 

010A Taylor Le Melle and Raju Rage

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010B Claire Potter

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010C Pallavi Paul and Annie Jael Kwan

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010D Wail Qasim

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009 Ravioli Me Away

009 Ravioli Me Away

We were very lucky to have the amazing Ravioli Me Away at Wysing recently as they began work on their opera, View from Behind The Futuristic Rose Trellis. We caught up with them to discuss the unique project and to hear about the many voices they are collaborting with including Tom Hirst (Design a Wave), Ben Wallers (The Rebel), Dean Rodney Junior (The Fish Police), Kathy Gray (Mia La Metta), Victor Jakeman, and Whitby Bay.

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008 Meeting the Machine Half-Way

We are very pleased to introduce our final podcast of 2016,  from the study day Meeting the Machine Half-way, which has been developed by artists-in-residence Larry Achiampong, David Blandy and Gary Zhexi Zhang. Over the day, the artists were joined by curator Morgan Quaintance, gamer and artist Danielle Nelson (Zakuta/Izanami), journalist Evan Narcisse and researchers Carleigh Morgan and Nathaniel Zetter. This was also the last event of the Wysing Poly programme, for which we took the poly, or polytechnic, as a starting point to look at forms of alternative learning over all of our programmes in 2016.

008A Morgan Quaintance

Morgan Quaintance began the day with a presentation about arcade cultures in south London where he grew up and used arcades as a way of understanding his social milieu. Unfortunately, due to some technical problems, we've lost the first minute or so of Morgan's presentation. As the 2016 Cubbitt curatorial fellow, Morgan is leading a project with Larry and David to research the history of arcades in London. This concluded with an exhibition, Here Comes a New Challenger, at Cubbitt between 8 and 18 December 2016. 

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008B Gary Zhexi Zhang, Nathaniel Zetter and Carleigh Morgan

Gary spent a lot of his time at Wysing researching sensory interfaces, for a film called The Kernel Process so his interest in gaming was perhaps more outward looking. He invited Nathaniel Zetter a PHD candidate at Cambridge who is researching the perspectives used in video games and Carleigh Morgan, a PHD candidate at Kings, who is researching the cybnernetic sutures between bodies and machines.  

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008C David Blandy, Larry Achiampong and Danielle Nelson

One of the things that made working on this event so exciting is the deep love that Larry and David have for gaming. They are embedded in the scene, which makes them perfectly placed to guide the rest of us, particularly those who may not have played games in 15 years. In this third part, they talked to Danielle Nelson, a successful fighting gamer who Larry has known for years. Danielle goes by a string of pseudonyms in the fighting game world: Zakuta, Izanami and Bacon and is best known for playing the Tekken franchise. Larry and David asked her about her background in gaming and asked her to break down a few fighting games for us. 

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008D Evan Narcisse, David Blandy and Larry Achiampong

This final panel picked up from the conversation between Larry, David and Danielle and opened it up to a skype contribution from games journalist, Evan Narcisse. Evan is perhaps best known for writing an essay called "Video Games' Blackness Problem" and the conversation at Wysing went back to this essay, centring on race in videogames. 

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007 Ophiux Symposium

With this symposium at Murray Edwards College, as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Joey Holder was able to expand on the research for her Ophiux exhibition. Joey's work is always research led, but this project in particular benefited from long and fruitful interdisciplinary conversations. Some of these may have began in public, with an event at Wysing during the year of the Multiverse and with an article in Art Monthly, but have continued as less formal private exchanges during the production of the exhibition. As such, we were thrilled to offer Joey an opportunity to discuss her work with scientists, researchers and artists who have been so central to her thinking.


007A Marco Galardini

After a screening of Joey's Ophiux film, Computational Biologist Dr. Marco Galardini presented on evolution and the ways we might use it to understand differences between individuals. 

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007B Katja Novitskova

Katja Novitskova presented her work and research on the deep sea and screened her film PATTERN OF ACTIVATION (LOKI'S CASTLE).

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007C Katrin Linse

Dr Katrin Linse from the British Antarctic Survey presented on on biodiversity, phylogeography and evolution of the Antarctic marine.

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007D Panel Discussion

All of the contributors convened for a panel discussion, led by Jamie Sutcliffe of Strange Attractor Press.

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007E Jamie Sutcliffe

Jamie Sutcliffe gave a presentation responding to the exhibition, touching on pharmaceutical companies and biological science fiction.

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006 David Toop, Irene Revell and Conal McStravick

As David Toop's study week approaches, we thought we would revisit a conversation from the 2015 Multiverse programme between David, Irene Revell of Electra and artist Conal McStravick. In this event, entitled 'If we’re going to use this wretched term, then let’s be clear about who was innovating in it', Electra made public two intersecting strands of enquiry that they had been exploring during their summer residency at Wysing; the feminist performance score, and the early sound works and video of Stuart Marshall (1949–1993). Exhibitions of Stuart Marshall's work are rare, but his Diary of a Plague Year, 1984, was one of many highlights in Dan Kidner's The Inoperative Community exhibition at Raven Row last year.

Each year Wysing's programme explores a certain theme which emerges from the many dialogues and concerns raised by those who work with us or attend our events and exhibitions. This was one such conversation that turned out to be very important in the development of our current programme, Wysing Poly. 

In Wysing Director Donna Lynas' words: "Listening to David Toop it suddenly struck me what an experimental time it was for the arts in the 1970s and 1980s, when networks of artists slipped in and out of roles to generate an energy that seems to have re-emerged today in the plethora of impressive artist-run spaces and initiatives. This energy came out of centres of learning, predominantly Polytechnics, in a way that seems to have been lost today. Wysing Poly is our contribution to this discourse and alongside residencies we will be hosting events and discussions that both look back to the 1970s and 1980s, a period which did of course also have it's problems and exclusions, and look to what is happening now in the arts and education."

006A David Toop, Irene Revell and Conal McStravick

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005 Joey Holder Ophiux Research

Prior to her Ophiux exhibition, Joey Holder was an artist-in-residence with Kit Craig and Takeshi Shiomitsu in Spring 2015 as part of the Multiverse programme. During that residency Joey began conversations with scientists and artists that would go on to influence her thinking behind Ophiux. We have collected the following talks from Wysing's programme that year.

005A Marco Galardini

Computational Biologist Dr. Marco Galardini gives a presentation on alternative uses of DNA.

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005B Katrin Linse

Dr. Katrin Linse gives a presentation on Antarctic marine and deep-sea biodiversity and hydrothermal vent diversity.

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005C Emily Rosamond

Emily Rosamond presents ideas on The Umwelt and The Operational Image in response to Joey’s work.

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004 Two Steps to the Left…

For the third and final event in our Summercamp series, artist Sonia Boyce developed a very special day-long symposium and live music event Two steps to the Left… in collaboration with artist-in-residence Evan Ifekoya. In keeping with the theme of radical art practice of the 1970s and 80s, Two steps to the Left… takes US artist Adrian Piper’s groundbreaking interactive performance, Funk Lessons (1982–85), as a point of departure, to explore dance and movement as a political act; asking what role does dance and music play in the creation of momentary communities, of dissent and assent.

Two steps to the Left… included presentations, workshops and discussions, including contributions from artists and academics Ain Bailey, Adelaide Bannerman, Sonia Boyce, Yassmin V Foster, Evan Ifekoya, Melika Ngombe Kolongo and Zinzi Minott and live music performances from Ain Bailey, ORETHA, and Nkisi. More details of the event can be found here.

004A Evan Ifekoya and Zinzi Minott – Thinking Enough to Let it Go

Introductions by Donna Lynas and Sonia Boyce, follwed by Thinking Enough to Let it Go, a guided movement improvisation devised and led by Zinzi Minott and Evan Ifekoya, and a discussion.

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004B Yassmin V Foster

A presentation by Yassmin V Foster highlighting and discussing the ability to recognise black dance, even when it is not being performed by a ‘black’ body. 

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004C Adelaide Bannerman

 Adelaide Bannerman gives a presentation on Adrian Piper’s Funk Lessons (1982–85) with guided active listening and dancing. Followed by questions and discussion. Please note, for reasons of copyright the audio of Funk Lessons is not included.

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004D Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey gives a presentation on spaces for collective gathering. Followed by questions and discussion.

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004E Melika Ngombe Kolongo

Melika Ngombe Kolongo gives a presentation on NON, a politically minded collective and record label dedicated to music created by African artists and the diaspora.

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004F Ain Bailey, ORETHA and Nkisi DJ Sets

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003 Radio (Study) Day

For their Radio (Study) Day from Wysing, Summer artists-in-residence Henna-Riikka Halonen, Evan Ifekoya, Lawrence Lek and Laura O’Neill took radio broadcasting as a starting point for exploring the potential of the listening subject. On the day itself, the artists took over the Wysing homepage and streamed audio and video for five hours. The audio was later broadcast on London's Resonance FM. More details of the event can be found here.

003A Lawrence Lek – Sino-Futurism

Sinofuturism is a video essay combining elements of science fiction, documentary melodrama, social realism, and Chinese cosmologies, in order to critique the present-day dilemmas of China and the people of its diaspora.

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003B Laura O'Neill – Bending Over Backwards

A new work described as "pure presencing affecting affectable bodies; a mapping of rhythm interspersed with film, curved down with soft selves/around the bend". Bending Over Backwards features a mixed sourced text from poet Greg Nijs.

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003C Henna-Riikka Halonen – Pareidolia

A new work where the writing and re-writing of a film script and a soundtrack becomes a spatial play with walls and borders, teasing out the universal through the personal. Confusing time zones, truth and fiction in order to grasp the ever unreachable right now of right now, Pareidolia is a search for an image or imagination in a realm where the only sense we have is hearing. Featuring Dr Jeanette Baxter and artist Arnaud Moinet. 

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003D Evan Ifekoya – This Catalog of Poses

A radio play-in progress exploring the daily lives of four figures in a photograph, some of whom are more alive than others. Beginning at a spectral house club night in London, the characters dialogue across time and space as if inhabiting the past and future simultaneously. Original score devised in collaboration with aigrefou (Netherlands/Morocco).


002 Do It With Others

For the second event in our Summercamp series we invited Furtherfield to develop and lead the day-long symposium, Do It With Others - Art and Solidarity in the Age of Networks. Do It With Others - Art and Solidarity in the Age of Networks explored art as a commons (defined as the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society) in the age of networks and neoliberalism. It asked how practices, circulation, appreciation and stewardship of the arts can be emancipated for all.

The day was devised and led by Furtherfield (Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett) with contributions from artists Gretta Louw and They Are Here (Helen Walker & Harun Morrison) and writer Tim Waterman. More details of the event can be found here.

002A Marc Garrett – Unblocking Proprietary Systems

Marc Garrett, presents his research into different types of grassroots culture and the ways in which they actively re-examine, critique, and hack their way around the controlling conditions of black boxes, proprietary systems and techno-cultural production. 

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002B Tim Waterman – Situating The Commons

Tim Waterman, landscape architect and theorist, discusses how the negotiation of the commons takes place in two distinct realms that are increasingly reaching into and shaping one another: the long history of the landscape commons both in cities and in the countryside, and across digital networks.

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002C Ruth Catlow – DIWO to DAOWO - Collaborative arts and the blockchain.

The DIWO (Do It With Others) campaign for emancipatory, networked art practices was instigated by Furtherfield in 2006 and it is informing an artistic engagement with new blockchain technologies; to organise, cooperate, p2p and at scale to transform approaches to contemporary economic and social challenges.

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002D Discussion

Open discussion moderated by artist and curator Gretta Louw.

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002E Gretta Louw – Networking the Unseen

Networking the Unseen is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the intersection of indigenous cultures and zeitgeist digital practices in contemporary art.

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002F They Are Here

Combining DIY digital culture with socially engaged activity, Helen Walker & Harun Morrison of They Are Here are collaborating with local residents and organisations across Finsbury Park. 

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001 Collective Creation between Welfare and Austerity

For the first of our new podcast series, we present Collective Creation between Welfare and Austerity. This was recorded at the first event in our Summercamp series, a day-long symposium led by Professor Gavin Butt and developed from his research on post-punk culture and British art schools. The day focused on collective creation across art, music, and theatre, between the heyday of the Polytechnic and today.

The day was devised and led by Professor Gavin Butt with contributions from Green Gartside of Scritti Polliti, Chris Goode of Ponyboy Curtis, Kevin Lycett of the Mekons, writers Claire MacDonald and Amy Spencer, and representatives from DIY Space for London. More details of the event can be found here.

001A Gavin Butt, Green Gartside and Kevin Lycett – The Post-Punk Artschool

This panel discussion explores the formation of music bands, and the importance of banding together to make art, in the art school milieu of the late 1970s and early '80s. The panel consists of two former art students, Green Gartside, the creative force of the left-wing-inspired post-punk band Scritti Polliti, and Kevin Lycett, co-founder of the Mekons, a shifting musical collective formed in Leeds in the late '70s.  

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001B Clare MacDonald, and Chris Goode – Ensemble creation between then and now

This panel discussion considers ensemble creation between then and now. The panel includes Claire MacDonald, co-founder of Impact Theatre Co-operative, which as a company fused text, music, visual and performance art and Chris Goode, lead artist of Chris Goode & Company and director of the performance ensemble Ponyboy Curtis.

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001C Donna Lynas and Amy Spencer – From DIY to DIT

This panel discussion looks at DIY and DIT infrastructure of contemporary art and music. The panel consists of writer Amy Spencer, author of the book DIY: The Rise of Low-Fi Culture, and representatives from the cooperatively-run social centre DIY Space for London. The session is chaired by Wysing's Director Donna Lynas. Please note: the contribution from DIY Space for London is not archived.

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