Philomène Pirecki

VENUE

TBC

TIME

6pm-3am

MEDIUM

Live Performance

Sound

A woman with long dark hair is bathed in red light
close-up Infared image of an eyeball
An upward view of the the brutalist 180 The Strand
ABOUT THE WORK

Working with bioacoustics, biological time and electromagnetism, Philomène Pirecki will broadcast a new video recorded at 180 The Strand and offsite locations, exploring the ephemerality of intense sensory states, their stimuli and physiological effects. Set in a time where human touch is no longer allowed, 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.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Philomène Pirecki lives and works in London. She is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, painting, sculpture and sound. Pirecki has recently exhibited or performed at Somerset House, London (2019), Café Oto, London (2019); Wysing Polyphonic, Cambridge (2018); South London Gallery, London (2018); Supplement, NYC (2017) and Chelsea Space, London (2016). In 2013 Pirecki was shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. She co-runs Casa Delirium clubnight & sound programme. She is currently a resident artist at Somerset House Studios, London. Pirecki will release her first EP later this year.

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EXTRA INFO

Commissioned by Art Night and Somerset House, in partnership with FACT. Supported by the Adonyeva Foundation.

TBC

London, UK

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