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Aïsha Devi At The EVP Sessions Next Month
Lottie Brazier , November 21st, 2016 13:17

Devi will play as part of the series of shows in Liverpool and London

The EVP Sessions present a question to its audience of “How is technology changing the human?” and has responded through the process of collecting spoken word, performance art and electronic music for shows in both London and Liverpool.

The sessions are the result of a collaboration between Penned In The Margins and Liverpool arts group Mercy. The EVP Sessions take inspiration from Konstantin Raudive’s 1970s Breakthrough, during which he drew the voices of spirits out from white noise. In response to this concept of ‘Electronic Voice Phenomena’, The EVP Sessions adapt theatre, contemporary art, poetry and other performance art with the help of guest artists. Previous performances have included works from Tom McCarthy, Perera Elsewhere, Shelly Knotts & Alo Allik, Sue Tompkins, Katrina Palmer, Alexis Milne and Harry Giles.

The final sessions will be held at The Bluecoat, Liverpool on December 8 and at Shoreditch Town Hall in London on December 10. These two final performances will showcase a different range of artists in collaboration.

On the line-up is electronic music producer and avant-garde artist Aïsha Devi, who will attempt to harmonise modern technology and the practice of ritual. Based in Switzerland, her current work centres around “sluts, awareness, death, women in a patriarchal sosciety [and] enlightenment”.

Also playing is former artist in residence at the Wysing Arts Centre and the White Building in London, Erica Scourti, performing work which is influenced by life, labour, gender and love. Inua Ellams will perform spoken word alongside collaborator Ain Bailey, who will be accompanying her work with sound art. In between sets, playwright, poet and filmmaker Ross Sutherland will be providing a ‘Truther-style autopsy’ of popular culture and technology.

Kepla will be presenting sound and visual art under the title of Absent Personae, complete with writings from De Forrest Brown Jr and Chris Boyd and finally, there will be work from games designer Hannah Nicklin. For more information, head here.