Previously at the ICA - Events
5 Sep 2013
The ICA in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre will host a new multimedia work written by New York based artist Keren Cytter. Containing a fluid combination of musical concert, video work and performance, Vociferous is the result of a collaboration between Cytter with the London based musicians Keira Fox and Charlie Feinstein of Maria and the Mirrors and Ashkalon and David Aird of Vindicatrix.
Vociferous depicts a fragmented narrative progressively shattered by shifts from video to scripted performance and live music. Over the course of the piece, video constructed from found footage increasingly overlaps with the melodramatic psychedelic drone of Aird and raucous drum driven industrial dancehall of Fox and Feinstein performing live. The viewer’s perspective shifts from witness to the text based performance and video, to the audience of a live concert and member of the performance itself.
This new commission is realised in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre and is supported by The Elephant Trust and PRS for Music Foundation.
Keren Cytter (b. 1977, Tel Aviv, Israel) creates films, video installations, and drawings, representing social realities through experimental modes of storytelling. Characterised by a non-linear, cyclical logic Cytter's films consist of multiple layers of images, conversation, monologue and narration systematically composed to undermine linguistic conventions and traditional interpretation schemata. Recalling amateur home movies and video diaries, the artist's films depict intensified scenes drawn from everyday life in which the overwhelmingly artificial nature of the situations portrayed is echoed by the very means of their production.
Major solo exhibitions of Cytter’s work include Avalanche, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2011); Project Series: Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); X Initiative, New York (2009); CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (2009); Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte (2008); Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin (2008); Stuk Kunstcentrum, Leuven (2007); MUMOK, Vienna (2007).
Recent group exhibitions include On Apology, CCA Wattis, San Francisco (2012); Whistable Biennale (2012); FAX, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City (2012); The Plot, Power Plant, Toronto (2011); Expanded Cinema, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2011); Fare Mondi: 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2009); The Generational: Younger than Jesus, New Museum, New York (2009); Television Delivers People, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); Manifesta 7, Trentino (2008); and Yokohama Triennial, Yokahama (2008).