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Tse Tse Fly Middle East – For Syria
March 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
As part of their residency at Yinka Shonibare’s Hackney studio arts / actvism platform Tse Tse Fly Middle East present For Syria, a night of film, performance art and live experimental music performances commissioned specifically for the residency in response to themes of the Syrian Civil War. The night will consist of three separate multi-media performances from Jack Everett and Soojin Chang, George Sorour and Maryam Nazar.
Jack Everett & Soojin Chang – Jack Everett is a London-based musician with Syrian-Lebanese maternal roots from a first generation immigrant family in Montreal. He has worked with Ivor Novello and Grammy nominee Dan Carey and John Cale both live and in session. He writes, performs, and records with London-based post-punk band Warmduscher. His work has been featured on The Quietus, Noisey, and BBC Radio 6 Music with Iggy Pop, Lauren Laverne, and Marc Riley.
Soojin Chang’s practice is led by an inquiry into agency and inherited memory, explored through visual and sonic worlds that occupy a mythical sense of time. Her works are driven by examinations of personal and national trauma, familial and inherited pain, and critical reflections of agency and fertility of both humans and nonhumans. Selected exhibitions include MoMA PS1, New York; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; ICA, London; Microscope Gallery, New York; La Capela, Paris; Second Home, London, and The Art/Life Institute, Rosendale.
George Sorour – George Sorour is an Egyptian experimental musician currently based in London. Working mostly with Eurorack modular synthesis, George builds modules that his fit around his own approach to soundscapes and slowly-evolving music and noise. George has worked with Syrian poet and director Yamen Abdel Nour.
Marayam Nazari – born in Tehran, Maryam Nazari is a multimedia artist and sound designer presently completing a PhD in Performance Art at the Brunel University London. Maryam’s practise reflects her interest in cultural perceptions of performance as an artform, with her work gaining praise for its risk-taking and often confrontational nature. Marayam has performed and exhibited her work at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the Royal Albert Hall in London, and has lectured on the subject of performance art. She is a central member of the Tse Tse Fly Middle East curatorial team.