So remember the liquid ground is conceived as a programme of meditative and sensorial experiences across the digital, physical and spiritual realms.
Responding to and expanding from the forgotten social histories and ecologies of Vauxhall in London, the programme has been inspired by the secret and suppressed River Effra, which flows underneath the area. The river acts as a way to re-imagine, navigate, feel and find ways in which we connect and synchronise with our surroundings.
The immersive programme features newly commissioned live sound streaming, moving images and performances, by Soundcamp Collective, Myriam Lefkowitz and Julie Laporte, Zoë Marden, Eduardo Navarro, Anna Nazo, Himali Singh Soin and Linda Stupart.
The programme also includes a Reading Room that acts as a circadian space for collective imagining and reflection on the body beyond authoritative representation, with contributions from Chus Martínez, Clay AD, Helga Schmid, Ignota, PaperWork Magazine and NXS.
So remember the liquid ground is curated by Benjamin Darby, Yoojin Kang, Akis Kokkinos, Angelina Li, Lenette Lua, Louise Nason as part of the MA Curating Contemporary Art Programme Graduate Projects 2020, Royal College of Art in partnership with Gasworks.
It is also generously supported by Vauxhall One.
A physical iteration of the project will be presented in Autumn 2020 in the wider area of Vauxhall.
LIVE PERFORMANCE AND EVENT SCHEDULE
*all the events are free of charge
15 June 2020
Zoë Marden, Mermainia: Tales of Tentacularity (the tentacles of COVID Capitalism) a work in progress…
Live performance | 5pm- 5:30pm, GMT+1
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Mermainia: Tales of Tentacularity is a live performance on multiple platforms layered with pre-recorded fragments. Zoë’s intimate performances play with the voice, activating soundscapes of desire and vulnerability investigating the mythologies of witches and mermaids and their resonance within contemporary culture.
Anna Nazo, Undulation + Q&A
Live performance | 6pm-7pm, GMT+1
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Undulation is a live digital-analogue AV performance viewable on multiple platforms. The work includes spoken word poetry co-written with artificial intelligence (AI), sound and imagery that are computer generated live (CGI) from artist’s brainwave data (EEG) and drone performance. Undulation reflects on themes of otherness, distributed forms of sensuousness and our relationship with the digital in an age of isolation.
Soundcamp Collective, @effra streams
16 June, 3pm-4pm, GMT+1
Live audio streams from the source and outfall of the River Effra, transmitted from a manhole cover on Hermitage Road, London SE19 and the Albert Embankment in SE1.
The two temporary audio streams will be presented on the real-time soundmap hosted by Locus Sonus and mixed in Chania, Crete by Maria Papadomanolaki.
The Effra from source to outflow and its sounds will be the subject of/in a conversation by IRC Chat between Jane Trowell (Platform London), Rachel Dowse (Lost Effra Project) and an online audience.
The project will be accessible via the project page at So remember the liquid ground and at soundtent.org/effra
Myriam Lefkowitz and Julie Laporte, Remote Dances
16-21 June, 3 slots per day (10am, 11am, 12am, GMT+1)
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Remote Dances is a direct experience with the artist Myriam Lefkowitz and her collaborator Julie Laporte. Through the use of mobile devices involving one spectator and one performer, questions of attention and perception emerge. Her performance involves sending and receiving a dance through space with no other medium than our desire to listen and to connect.