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ASSEMBLY: Christian Marclay: Beatrice Dillon and Haroon Mirza at Somerset House

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Time 19:30
Date 08/11/19
Price £12

Beatrice Dillon and Haroon Mirza respond to the sounds and acoustics of the street outside the neoclassical Somerset House, as part of ASSEMBLY, curated by Christian Marclay.

infraordinary by artist and music producer Beatrice Dillon combines installation and performance, where specially composed sounds are triggered using a Kinect camera, with a live controlled sound mix of the street. The performance attempts to examine and reframe the rhythmic patterns of the street outside.

Haroon Mirza creates installations that test the interplay and friction between sound and electromagnetic waves. Using projected visuals and panning sound from numerous external microphones, he will re-spatialise the traffic soundscape using vehicle sounds that enter and leave the room by travelling sequentially from speaker to speaker.

Beatrice Dillon is an artist and music producer who has produced solo and collaborative releases across Boomkat Editions, Hessle Audio, The Trilogy Tapes, PAN, Timedance and Where To Now? Recent performances include Barbican Centre, Tokyo’s wwwX, MUTEK Montreal, Dekmantel, Documenta Athens, Cairo’s Masåfåt Festival, Norway’s Insomnia and Documenta Athens. With a background in fine art, Beatrice has produced sound and music commissions for Outlands Network, Lisson Gallery, Études Paris, AND Festival, Somerset House and has collaborated with visual artists and choreographers across ICA, TATE, Southbank Centre, York Mediale, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, MACVAL Paris, Nasher Center Dallas and Mona Tasmania amongst others. She was the recipient of Wysing Arts Centre’s artist residency, is a resident at Somerset House Studios and presents a show on NTS Radio.

Haroon Mirza creates installations that test the interplay and friction between sound and electromagnetic waves. He devises sculptures, performances and immersive installations. An advocate of interference such as electro-acoustic or radio disruption, he creates situations that purposefully cross wires. He describes his role as a composer, manipulating electricity, a live, invisible and volatile phenomenon, bringing together instruments such as household electronics, turntables, LEDs, furniture, video footage and existing artworks to behave differently. Dipping into various disciplines wide ranging as design, music, architecture, particle physics, neuroscience and theology, Mirza questions the boundaries of human experience.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend ASSEMBLY: Christian Marclay: Beatrice Dillon and Haroon Mirza at Somerset House at 19:30 on Friday 08 November. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Christian Marclay, famed for his installation The Clock, captivated audiences across the World. So naturally, we're going to talk about clocks. Fun fact: Before alarm clocks existed, there was a profession called a 'knocker-upper' who would go around and knock on your door until you woke up. On to the question... Artist Siren Elise Wilhelmsen designed a clock that knits an item every year. But what is the item the clock knits?
A: .1) Scarf .2) Jumper .3) Beanie .4) Mitten (just the one)