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Grounding Practice: Juliana Huxtable in conversation with Hannah Black


10 Jun 2020

The third event in this series was a talk by multidisciplinary artist Juliana Huxtable in conversation with visual artist and writer Hannah Black.



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Grounding Practice is born from the understanding that while artistic practice is part of an art ecosystem tied to the rules of the competitive art market, artistic development is reflective and investigative. In this series, invited artists discuss the sustainability of their practices, their inspiration and how they navigate, negotiate and contribute to the contemporary contexts in which they’re making work. The third event in this series is a talk by multidisciplinary artist Juliana Huxtable in conversation with visual artist and writer Hannah Black. Using the structures of music as mediums in her multi-media universe, Juliana Huxtable is a DJ and musician singular in her approach. Where her visual art and poetry navigate the complexity of desire in a life increasingly mediated by technology, her music utilizes the sounds of technology itself to construct parallel realities to be inhabited and embodied in rhythm and harmonic tableaux. Her sets skillfully deploy the notion of sampling, and re-blogging as DJ strategies, ecstatically mixing an array of influences that frolic at the boundary of genre-intuition and experimentation. At once an assertion of freedom and an ode to the evolutionary structure of electronic music subcultures, she aspires to the sublime in what can often only be described as witchcraft behind the decks; seance from the stage. Presented with the support of Goethe-Institut London as part of the Goethe-Institut x Somerset House Studios residency.

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