Listening Space: The Ungovernable
by Brandon LaBelle

Durational performance and installation
7:30–10:30 pm
Romantso, Anaxagora 3–5, Athens

Staged as a performative installation, the work will unfold over a three-hour period, with the artist installing materials, moving objects through the building, setting up and passing around speakers, occupying and speaking within different rooms – to give narrative to particular histories and cultural tactics of survival. Through such a strategy, the work takes its cues from the figures of the disobedient, the restless and the ungovernable: that which disorders to give way to the not-yet. As such, the work is a space in the making, a slow movement that invites listening as a means of constituting open bodies.

Talks at 8:30 pm and 10 pm

Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. Recent works include “Oficina de Autonomia”, Ybakatu, Curitiba (2017), “The Hobo Subject”, Gallery Forum, Zagreb (2016), and “The Living School”, South London Gallery (2016). He is the author of Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary (2014), Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian (2012), Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (2010), and Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (2006). He lives in Berlin and participates in the Errant Sound collective.

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Listening Space

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