A still from Philomene Precki's film Oxygenate. There are abstract shapes of  green and red that almost look like mushroonm growth, expanding out into a dark background.
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Art Night: Philomène Pirecki

Tue 29 Jun 2021
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Working with bioacoustics, biological time and electromagnetism, Philomène Pirecki broadcasts a new video as part of Art Night 2021.

Recorded at the newly launched 180 Studios at 180 The Strand and offsite locations, the commission is set in a time where human touch is no longer allowed, exploring the ephemerality of intense sensory states. 

It is a journey into a spring/summer ritual, an awakening of the senses through the conduits of the stinging nettle (urtica dioica), for its properties as both an irritant to the body and a tonic. It unfolds within an audio visual performance of bodily rhythms – recordings from physiological responses including variations in heart-rate and breathing, associated brainwave frequencies, and incantatory vocals. Performers will accompany Pirecki and the work will conjure a visual and sonic pathway through a cycle of intensity, decay and invigoration.

A co-commission by Art Night and Somerset House, with support from the Adonyeva Foundation.