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Event DetailsFOLD Lab and FOLD join forces for the closing party of 'Up Is A Relative Concept', bringing together a selection of artists stirring up cross-cultures of magic, sound and escapism.
Featuring: LARRY ACHIAMPONG, CIBELLE CAVALLI BASTOS A.K.A #ÆVTARPERFORM, THE SCRAB, TRISTAN AYELA, JAMES NEWMARCH, VOICEDRONE.
See you on Thursday 20th June for a proper Up Is A Relative Concept Exhibition send off including live AV experiences by Larry Achiampong, Voicedrone's modular sound explorations. Special appearances by swampy emcee The Scrab and Altered Voltage founder James Newmarch and Tristan Ayela. The party takes place in an immersive exhibition environment featuring film, sound, installations and interventions by 13 artists operating at the forefront of hybrid practices.
Contributing Artists: Larry Seinti Achiampong, Kara China, Ollie Dook, Roxman Gatt, Hart Art, Parker Heyl, Karolina Emily Magnusson-Murray, Alicia Matthews, Richie Moment, Kamile Ofoeme, Laura O'Neill, Robbie Thomson, John Strutton, Andrew Sunderland, Most Dismal Swamp, Voicedrone
This exhibition closing event will celebrate the innovative 6-week public programme of live performances, screenings, and workshops aimed at generating a framework for inclusive, multidisciplinary communities in expanded fields of music, art and event production.
Curated and Produced by Karolina Emily Magnusson-Murray, Rachel Cunningham Clark and UCL Interactive Architecture Lab with help from Mj Wagner
FOLD (Lab) will be curating a panel discussion reflecting on the project, what the art world and club culture can learn from one another, the future of creativity at the intersections of cultural scenes. Joining the panel will be Larry Achiampong, Nicolas Kaplony (Arts Quest), John Strutton, John Slyce, and UCL Interactive Architecture Lab course leader Ruairi Glynn.
Larry Achiampong's solo and collaborative projects employ imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity. These investigations examine constructions of ‘the self’ by splicing the audible and visual materials of personal and interpersonal archives, offering multiple perspectives that reveal entrenched socio-political contradictions in contemporary society.
Achiampong has exhibited, performed and presented projects within the UK and abroad including Tate Britain/Modern, London; The Institute For Creative Arts, Cape Town; The British Film Institute, London; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation, Accra; Logan Center Exhibitions, Chicago; Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans; Diaspora Pavilion – 57th Venice Biennale, Venice; and Somerset House, London.
Lasha Jorjoliani (Voicedrone) is the co-founder of FOLD. His music production practice spans intuitive use of vintage synths, and retro drum machines, vintage Roland Space Echo which is apparent in his released debut EP 'Emotional Disorder’ and single 'Nomina'. The release is has gained momentum; attracted the ears of Dixon, KiNK, DJ Tennis, and Mano Le Tough and more plus radio plays on Rinse FM and NTS in the UK.