23 Apr 2015
A lecture-performance work that takes as its focus the transition from oral tradition to oral transmission, and the role of recordings, radio waves, and telephonic communication in giving extended form to the linguistic ecosystems which help constitute our notions of home.
Featuring a selection of ethnographic and privately issued recordings from the artist’s home state of North Carolina including The Badgett Sisters, The Cherokeeans, Big Boy Henry, Algia Mae Hinton, Fred Reid, Dick Tillet, Mrs. General D. Watson, two unknown tobacco auctioneers, an uncredited hollerer, and an unnamed Cherokee man.
Noah Angell was born in the United States in 1980 and lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions and events include: Anomalies & nonrepresentative instances in the ethnographic field recording, Duke University, North Carolina; The Politics of the Inaudible, Open School East, London; Tertulia, Arnolfini, Bristol; Right to Silence, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam; Crying in the ethnographic field recording, The Freud Museum, London; Forgetting and Negative Space in the ethnographic field recording, HDLU, Zagreb; Labor & Rhythm, Banner Repeater, London; Figure 3; I don't know what to say, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; 2010.8, MOT International, London and the solo exhibitions Noah Angell: Film Works, Oksasenkatu 11, Helsinki and Noah Angell FILMS: 2006 – 2012, KARST, Plymouth.
Doors open at 6.30pm for performance to commence at 7pm. Please arrive on time. All welcome.