Friday 22 November 2019
7 – 11pm
performance at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall:
Ain Bailey \ Anna Dean \ Kassia Flux \ Eloise Fornieles \ Nayoung Jeong
with resident Master of Ceremonies Michael Curran.
£8 (£4 concessions) plus limited Early Bird advance tickets via eventbrite here
£10 on the door
N.B. space is limited and tickets may sell out in advance
Vocalis places emphasis on giving voice in many forms; sharing ideas, drawing on collective memory and Beaconsfield’s long engagement with time-based/live art, performance, text and sound.
Informal and open, Vocalis happens in Beaconsfield’s intimate cafe space and cavernous arch space – where food and fluids mix with electrical impulses and vocalised concepts.
Ain Bailey is a sound artist and DJ. Her practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics, and collaborations with performance and visual artists. Bailey facilitates workshops considering the role of sound in the formation of identity with LGBTI+ refugees and asylum seekers. For Vocalis she plays a recent personal response to a life passing.
Anna Dean works with the dialectics of gender and (e)motion, gravitating towards the ‘feminine’ (an image she values as her own) as the site of her work. New work for Vocalis addresses the tension between voyeurism and self-reflection, aiming to challenge an art historical narrative in which female image is necessarily objectification over personal representation, self-reflection, and communication.
Kassia Flux plays electric violin, voice, and bowed electric bass/guitar creating music that has form, but is loose enough to breathe and shape-shift. For Vocalis she forges surrounding sounds and video with her live performance in a combination of free improvisation and structured composition.
Eloise Fornieles uses alter egos to articulate identity tropes hidden within her own body, with an emphasis on the role of the voice. Through performed acts of ‘Queer Extimacy’ she investiages new narratives and voices on the gender spectrum. For Vocalis, Fornieles introduces the sex and death drives of Patricia Shankley.
Nayoung Jeong is a sculptor, ceramist, and painter whose work takes form in ritualistic performance that explores the role of clay bodies in facilitating a sense of social belonging among Mixed Cultured persons experiencing the realities of global displacement. A new work for Vocalis interrogates fragile notions of identity, introducing new forms of corporeal speech where verbal language cannot suffice.
VOCALIS curated by BAW