Participation artists in residence Laima Leyton and Lexy Morvaridi will lead a live re-scoring of the films in Bassam Al-Sabah's exhibition I AM ERROR. The score will be developed through a series of workshops over the summer and performed by local young people as part of Leyton and Morvaridi’s project InnerSwell.
This event is part of Gasworks Participatory Artist' Residency Programme: Bridging Divides, a two year programme working directly with artists and migrant communities in Southwark and Lambeth, supported by the City Bridge Trust.
Laima Leyton’s credentials in the world of music are firmly established as one half of Mixhell alongside her husband, Iggor Cavalera, and for her work with Soulwax. Her last work, ‘Home’, is a conceptual double album released by DEEWEE in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory that revolves around routine, power, life and death. Rooted in the São Paulo contemporary art scene, Laima draws on her multifaceted identity as a producer, musician, activist, artist, mother and teacher. With Richard Saltoun Gallery, she has recently created eight unique sound pieces to accompany the programme ‘On Hannah Arendt: Eight Proposals for Exhibitions’.
Lexy Morvaridi is passionately involved in the UK’s independent music sector, having worked in grassroots projects and activism. He programs contemporary music at Southbank Centre. As a British-Turkish-Iranian artist he works across various sound art and music projects that explore the themes of agency and identity. As a curator and producer he has developed various projects including co-founding the Total Refreshment Centre Record Label, producing an Arts Council Funded collaborative album and corresponding youth engagement project inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, released through the cultural platform/label co-founded with his brother, Lonely Table.