Thursday 22 September, 8pm
£7 (£5 concessions)
Produced by Penned in the Margins and Mercy. Co-commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and The Bluecoat. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
The EVP Sessions takes its inspiration from Konstantin Raudive’s notorious Breakthrough experiments of the 1970s, in which he divined spirit voices from electronic white noise. Each session includes a range of new commissioned work alongside special guests – each performance resonating psychic echoes of technological ruptures and corporeal gasps, peering in at what lies beneath our circuit-boards and screens.
For September’s instalment, mercurial multi-media artist Appau Junior Boakye Yiadom presents a performative video and sound work resonating dub echoes; Sue Tompkins performs pop-inspired word refractions; poet Antosh Wocjik investigates memory loss through spoken glitches and percussive loops; plus ambient trip-hop from doom-folk songstress Perera Elsewhere. Award-winning poet and spiritualist raconteur Ross Sutherland plays [g]host with a newly commissioned series of Truther-style video works.
EVP is a collaboration between east London alternative literature producer Penned in the Margins and Liverpool arts innovators Mercy. Expect to be thrilled, entertained and haunted in a show audiences have described as “mind-boggling” and “perplexingly good”.
Appau Junior Boakye Yiadom is a London multi-media artist whose practice is concerned with the possibilities that arise through slight gestures and incongruous pairings. His work spans still images and found objects, videos assembled with archival footage, and installations ignited by live actions.
Sue Tompkins is a British visual and sound artist based in Glasgow. She studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art and has held multiple exhibitions at The Modern Institute. Her solo exhibitions have been in galleries across Europe and in New York, and her work ‘I still believe in miracles’ is currently showing in Inverleith House, Edinburgh.
Antosh Wojcik is a poet, podcaster and performer. He is a Resident Artist at The Roundhouse and a member of Kid Glove and Burn After Reading collectives. His live literature shows have been commissioned by Free Word, Apples & Snakes and Penned in the Margins.
Perera Elsewhere is a Berlin-based Doom-Folk songstress, composer and dungeon DJ. Her LP Everlast is available now from Friends of Friends Records.
Ross Sutherland is a poet and performer. He has four collections of poetry published by Penned in the Margins and a documentary on poetry-writing computers called Every Rendition on a Broken Machine. His podcast series Imaginary Advice explores new ways of telling stories and his palindromic debut play Party Trap has been commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall.