Appendix 002

01 May 2020

Our new Appendix feature unpacks references, influences and themes of the week’s online programme and announcements. A Saturday digest of sound, video and written content from across the internet; Appendix is a digital reading, watching and listening list for the extra-curious.

i.) Listen: Anil Seth: How Does Your Brain Construct Your Conscious Reality?: A 13-minute listen from neuroscientist Anil Seth, whose theories on reality as controlled hallucination informed Vivienne Griffin’s new Somerset House Studios commission I LEAF.

ii.) Watch: South Kiosk is a London-based project space that showcases work that seeks to explore the evolving intersections between technology and politics. Check out Into Frame, their weekly programme of artist moving image, readings and talks created in response to the Covid situation. Vivienne Griffin's online work SLOW AND LOW was originally made for South Kiosk on a 15 channel sound system. 


Still from 'Now and There, Here and Then.' by Sun Park (via South Kiosk)

iii.) Read: How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music: An in-depth history from Pitchfork. Listen back to Vivienne Griffin's SLOW AND LOW: a new choral composition utilising Auto-Tune and pitch transposition for our I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now LIVE series.

iv.) Read: Studio Visit: Sophie Jung (via Elephant Mag). Jung presented Leadeyes and Gentlament please put your hands together and and and for this week’s episode of TRANSMISSIONS - a new online platform established by Anne Duffau, Hana Noorali and Tai Shani which commissions artists to share their work in a weekly DIY TV show format. 

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Sophie Jung, 'The Bigger Sleep'. Credit: Julian Salinas

v.) Listen: Benedict Drew’s Longing mix. Benedict Drew featured as one of the many contributors to Sophie Jung’s TRANSMISSIONS episode this week.

vi.) Watch: In Thursday’s Upgrade Yourself: Peer Exchange workshop, Studios resident Maeve Brennan provided an insight into her practice, touching on the processes behind film works such as 2017's The Drift. For a further insight, watch Maeve discuss The Drift with Erika Balsom at Chisenhale Gallery

vii.) Read: Mapping a Gentrifying London with Laura Grace Ford’s ‘Savage Messiah’: In an interview with Juliet Jacques for Frieze, Studios resident Laura Grace Ford discusses building on the protests of the past. Mark Fisher - whose writings are the focus of our Deep Listen feature this week - wrote Savage Messiah’s Introduction, which can be found here.    


Laura Grace Ford. Savage Messiah, River Fleet issue, 2006.

Header image: Still from Maeve Brennan's 'The Drift'